On Friday 5 November, AV Awards announced the 2021 winners. Mo-Sys is delighted to receive recognition in the Broadcast and Media Project of the Year category. Mo-Sys, Potion Pictures, BBC Studioworks and Lighting Designer, David Bishop were Highly Commended for Augmented Reality in the Strictly Ballroom.
Strictly Augmented Reality
In the UK, Strictly is the most popular entertainment program on television. For the 2020 season, the producers wanted to add even more glitz and glamour, and were considering upping the graphics game even before the full extent of the Covid-19 pandemic meant the production plan had to be completely rethought.
From steam trains to elephants, the 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing went all out to provide the visual wow factor and make up for the lack of a live audience. Potion Pictures delivered a series of exciting and extravagant graphics using Mo-Sys StarTracker and VP Pro.
We found that Mo-Sys’s StarTracker technology and VP-Pro Plug-In was the perfect combination of hardware and software to bring AR to life on Strictly Come Dancing. Mo-Sys also provided onsite support for every live show, and helped push the boundaries of what was achievable. The results visibly improved on a weekly basis as the BBC production team grew increasingly ambitious with their ideas. The Mo-Sys team of engineers and technicians were invaluable for providing expertise and enthusiasm for the show.David Newton, Managing Director of Potion Pictures