Movement in 3D

Using modern technologies to archive historical movement and performance arts.

The Historical Movement Archive

Our Mission

Motion capture technologies allow us to take historical and cultural movement and preserve it in a three-dimensional digital form. For the first time in history, modern technology is offering us the ability to preserve the movement depicted in antiquarian books and manuscripts. We can recreate and interpret the historical movement in digital form, so that it can be preserved, studied, archived, and shared all over the world.

Research Concept & Motivating Vision

The Historical Movement Archive combines many academic and movement disciplines into one research program and facility using modern technologies to archive historical movement and performance arts.

Research Program & Library

The collective endeavor of historical movement scholars, teachers, and performers working together to preserve their life’s work in historical and cultural movement art forms.

Research & Performance Facility

Developing an online 3D broadcast and live performance space to be enjoyed by millions using an immersive experience and archive platform.

It is a ‘Gutenberg moment’

Research & Development

Digital Host Destination for Professionals

 

Imagine the digital Hope Bear Garden playhouse (which we have developed) being the digital Host Destination for movement professionals to get together as HMA studio Avatars or Volumetric Generated Avatars using simple Volumetric Capture Research Studio Setups and Holoportation.

Researchers meet online within the Hope Bear Garden 3D interactive virtual research environment and exchange high-end movement research and performance information from different parts of the world.

Live Virtual Experiences

 

The international movement community downloads and installs the Historical Movement Archive research application. Research participants log on and enter the digital Hope Bear Garden research game environment as HMA Studio Generated Avatars using any computer, smart phone, tablet, augmented reality or virtual reality device, to be viewed in three dimensions as if we were in the classroom or witnessing a live performance.

The Historical Movement Archive

Digital Research, Performance & Archive Platform

The Historical Movement Archive’s research and development of the 3D Digital Research, Performance, and Archive Performance Platform will focus on five main research and development areas:

Motion capture and volumetric capture technologies to accurately record the intricate details of historical and cultural movement.

Research tools for historical and cultural movement to download and easily incorporate into digital movement research applications.

Analytical tools to assist in the scientific method applied to digitized historical and cultural movement.

Advanced digital presentation and archiving technologies to preserve 3D historical and cultural movement knowledge.

Live broadcast and emerging augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies to teach, research, gather together, and perform online in 3D, using holographic sharing, visualization, and holoportation.

Research Development &
Performance Programs

The Historical Movement Archive’s Research and Development Program will be a collaboration that would be established with National and International Educational Institutions.

Historical Image-Based Avatar
Creation & Development

We have been successful in creating historical-based avatars to be studio-ready for the motion capture research, development, and ongoing studio work.

Historical Movement Archive
3D Player

A complete pipeline has been designed for the motion capture and processing of historical and cultural motion capture data, and placing the movement sequences into the Historical Movement Archive 3D viewer.

Scientific Methodologies Applied to Movement

Reconstruction & Analysis of Historical & Cultural Movement

The Historical Movement Archive has developed and put into place a professional research process and methodology for the reconstruction & analysis of historical and cultural movement.

The Historical Movement Archive’s Research and Training Program is the collective endeavor of an international group of historical and cultural movement scholars, teachers, and performers who are working together to preserve the heritage of their unique movement and performance art forms.

Research Tools to Assist the Scientific Method

Research Applications are used to communicate, collaborate in their research, translate, and physically train, in the arduous task of recreating and mastering the historical and cultural movement that will be motion captured, processed, analyzed, and archived.

Systems of Movement & the Mechanical Movement Nomogram

The core of this research program is the development of 3D research and analytical tools that assist in the scientific method applied to digitized historical and cultural movement.

Digital Movement Nomogram Gaming Platform

Research & Development of a Prototype Digital Movement Nomogram Gaming Engine

Take a look inside

The Hope Playhouse

Created from The Historical Record

 

The Historical Movement Archive has used emerging 3D technologies and developed a process and methodology to integrate the historical record in text and images with archaeological excavation evidence to recreate in digital form this 16th century playhouse called the Hope Bear Gardens.

A Guided Video Walk-through

 

Take a guided tour through the Hope Playhouse and learn more about the goals and intentions for a virtual space for researchers to gather, exchange, and preserve movement knowledge and culture.

Self-lead Virtual Tour

 

Make your way through the Hope Bear Garden Playhouse utilizing our Historical Movement Archive 3D viewer. 

how you can help

Support the Archive

Imagine an international group of historical movement scholars, teachers, and performers working together to preserve their life’s work in historical martial arts, historical dance, and cultural movement art forms, using developing motion capture and gaming platform technologies.

This is what we strive to do at the Historical Movement Archive. Your generous contribution will help support the archive moving forward.

a word from founder and director

Brad Alan Waller

“For the first time in history, modern technology is offering us the ability to preserve the movement depicted in these books and manuscripts so that it can be preserved, shared, and studied all over the world. It is a ‘Gutenberg moment’ for historical movement and movement research.”

 

Contact

Historical Movement Archive
10900 University Blvd.,
Katherine G. Johnson Hall Suite 147B
Manassas, VA 20110

(571) 334-7060

info@historicalmovementarchive.org