HER MIND'S EYE Film About Hildegard of Bingen To Be Produced For Immersive Dome Experience

The experience within a panoramic dome spans art direction, design, animation, technical production, and final rendering.

By: Apr. 03, 2024
HER MIND'S EYE Film About Hildegard of Bingen To Be Produced For Immersive Dome Experience
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Her Mind's Eye an upcoming animated full dome T This immersive experience is set to vividly portray Hildegard, a nun celebrated for her diverse talents in art, writing, wellness, and music composition. As a renowned medieval prophet and mystic of her time, Hildegard is known for her psychedelic visions, which will be projected in full dome, offering a captivating and sensorial journey. This innovative film not only brings to life Hildegard's multifaceted legacy but also provides a unique, visually stunning portrayal of her visionary insights, resonating through time.

The animated film Her Mind's Eye; is a collaborative immersive project, conceived by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and acclaimed award-winning Los Angeles director/choreographer Janet Roston, of Los Angeles based Incorrigible Entertainment. Award winning English author of fiction, graphic novels and screenplays, Neil Gaiman, known for his creative writing prowess, serves as a story consultant, notably recognized for
his groundbreaking comic book series The Sandman. Joining him is Fiona Maddocks, a
respected British music critic and acclaimed author, who enriches the project with her
profound understanding of historical context, drawing from her extensive research on
Hildegard of Bingen.

Adding to the team is Kate McCallum, an award-winning producer, creator, and author, bringing over two decades of storytelling and multi-media production  expertise. As a Consulting Producer, Kate's wealth of experience includes a prominent role as VP Creative/Producer at Vortex Immersion Media, where she oversaw the innovative AIR:
Artist-In-Residence Program ;D Lab at The Vortex Dome, specializing in the immersive

The collaborative efforts of Janet Roston and Cindy Shapiro are central to the project's vision. Roston, with her expertise in innovative contemporary dance and direction, brings Hildegard's story to life through dynamic movement, while Shapiro's newly composed modern hybrid classical pieces layered with electronic and contemporary instrumentation provide a captivating soundscape. Together, they are weaving narrative scenes that not only portray the significant events of Hildegard's life but also emphasize the psychedelic nature of her visions. This immersive experience, enhanced by cutting-edge 3D graphics and motion capture technology provided by Algorithm, aims to highlight Hildegard's enduring influence, with Roston and Shapiro's contributions being instrumental in showcasing her impact across time and cultures.

Algorithm, is an award-winning XR production studio located in Dublin, Ireland, specializing in creating immersive experiences. This full dome art piece, offering a large- scale virtual reality experience showcased within a panoramic dome spans art direction, design, animation, technical production, and final rendering. This proficiency is underpinned by their extensive background in developing immersive content for virtual reality, projection
mapping, and Location-Based Experiences (LBEs).

With their state-of-the-art technology and creative expertise, they are perfectly poised to work with Incorrigible Entertainment in translating this ambitious vision into an immersive dome-projection experience that will reinvigorate Hildegard of Bingen's story and thrill audiences through the modern lens of music and dance.

Algorithm's groundbreaking Orbit immersive render technology will play a crucial role in this production. This state-of-the-art technology will elevate the visual experience, offering a mesmerizing journey of images that will transport the audience into the depths of Her Minds Eye. Presented in a thrilling full dome format, this immersive 50-minute production promises to captivate audiences. Furthermore, plans are underway to expand its availability into other formats in the coming months.

To further propel the production of Her Minds Eye, significant funding support has been secured from prominent organizations in the Irish animation and film industry. Animation Ireland and Screen Ireland have committed to advance the production, providing essential financial backing that underscores the project cultural and artistic significance. This support from such esteemed bodies not only facilitates the realization of the project but also highlights its potential impact on the animation and film landscape.

Arda Recorders, the distinguished studio known for its exceptional sound quality and state- of-the-art facilities, will serve as the recording venue for the captivating musical score of this esteemed film production, in collaboration with the Arnema Orchestra and Choir, set against the enchanting backdrop of Porto, Portugal.

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