The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments created a system to project high-resolution images on giant screens that will be used as backdrops for UK Opera  Theatre's upcoming production of Porgy and Bess. The system brings movie-quality effects to the stage and is drawing interest from opera companies around the country.
The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments created a system to project high-resolution images on giant screens that will be used as backdrops for UK Opera Theatre's upcoming production of Porgy and Bess. The system brings movie-quality effects to the stage and is drawing interest from opera companies around the country.
The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments created a system to project high-resolution images on giant screens that will be used as backdrops for UK Opera Theatre's upcoming production of Porgy and Bess. The system brings movie-quality effects to the stage and is drawing interest from opera companies around the country.

UK's digital backdrops put it in the theatrical forefront

January 23, 2011 12:00 AM

UPDATED January 23, 2011 03:53 AM

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