Several LightTroupe co-conspirators and I have been volunteering at The Roost, an afterschool space for young people in the 6th-8th grade in Portland, Oregon.
We’ve been introducing them to Luz Studio, having lots of fun, and conducting a sort of informal UX study, which has resulted in lots of usability improvements to Luz Studio.
After several months, we began an ambitious project: a digital puppet play written, hand-drawn, storyboarded, Luz-animated, and performed live by the children for friends and family.
It was a lot of work, and I’m extremely happy with the result!
All the art assets were hand-drawn on paper, scanned and cut out, and used as digital puppets in Luz.
For the performance, the voice actors each had a WiiMote in hand, where they could control the mouths and other actions of their characters live.
I hope you enjoy. (Apologies for the recording quality, it’s not the best.)
Do enable subtitles as some of the lines can be difficult to understand.