We are a Digital Media and Theatre Production Company, specialising in Selective Interactive Video (SIV)
We are storytellers: The best stories told with passion
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Our InView platform is where our exclusive productions are shown and where you can experience the best in Selective Interactive Videos. We release new content every month and have some exciting plans for new productions.
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We have a passionate belief that one day all videos will be interactive. This is the dawn of a new age of creativity. Simply put we are working hard to spark an excitement in Interactive productions on stage and online to create a vibrant new industry.
An exciting future
Interactive videos better engage viewers with stories that matter. Stories that can make a difference. By working with others we can broaden understanding and breakdown intolerances. Making art more than just entertainment.
Hard to ignore
We are using interactive videos to create new experiences. For example, we have added interactivity to 360 videos so what you look at can instantly display additional information. We are first to push this interactive boundary by creating exclusive productions like our InView Exhibitions.
Making the impossible happen.
Four pillars that makes 2b Acting.
2b Acting is a Digital Media and Theatre Production Company, specialising in Selective Interactive Video (SIV) and they are storytellers. Incorporated in 2005 they have delivered a range of creative productions on stage and online.
They have developed InView: A unique Selective Interactive Video channel where viewers can watch videos in intercative mode and experience new entertainment.
They are passionate about growing the creative economy with ongoing SIV productions. As creators of SIV, they remain leaders in the field and are working towards a future where all videos are selective interactive videos.
InView is proprietary and exclusive to 2b Acting. It is where 2b Acting's SIV productions are developed and shown. It is this technology that 2b Acting exploits to create new services for new markets.
Other sites show ordinary videos. InView is the only place you can experience Selective Interactive Videos - The future of videos.
Selective Interactive Video (SIV) is an ordinary video with the facility to interface to a computer. This interface effectively converts video into a two-way device where any aspects of the video can be changed during playback. Users can have a choice of what they see and when. They can control the flow of the story or the content they see. It allows video to be supported with additional text and images that appear when needed. Selection methods can be manual or automatic. As an example, the same video can play different content depending on the date, time, or location without user selection.
SIV falls between a computer game where the viewer has full control of the games story, controlling what they see and do using a controller and an ordinary video where the viewer can make no change to what they see when they press play.
With each SIV, how much or how little control you have changes with each video. How you interact and when? What parts of the story can be changed? Will you be able to see the same thing twice? A SIV can take you on a never-ending journey. It can be like a game or more like a video. You never know until you press play - Makes discovery part of the enjoyment.
This is a specific SIV, produced using a 360 Degree video camera. The interactivity is that items looked at in the video can be made to trigger actions, such as displaying additional information. E.g. Looking at a person in a video wearing a particular dress could result in information about the dress being presented to the viewer or a direct jump to a website selling the dress. The key feature of 360 Videos is that they force viewers to interact which makes SIV automatically stand out from ordinary videos.
Creating ground-breaking digital media and theatre productions since 2001
New productions released every month
The ‘NO series‘ use video interactivity to shine a light on subjects that matter. Your selections will determine what you see in the videos and how they end, when you watch in Interactive Mode.
A hard-hitting series that always ends with a question. ‘NO: Arkolgoy, is the latest release and is the first production to use the InView 360 Interactive Video format. The show highlights a few of the issues being debated around climate change and environment management. Set in a not too distant future. the story is fictitious, but the issues that arise are based on facts taken from today’s world. Watch the video and make decisions and at the end discover your answer to the question:
'Is it right to pollute the planet with dangerous waste and toxins?'. Will you say NO?
360 Interactive Video entertainment at its best. Enter the performance space and use the 360 video controls to select a subject for one of our performers to talk about. Five selections and a fun way to select. You decide what you want them to talk about.
This is the first time interactive video has been used to present entertainment in this way and it opens up opportunities for artists such as stand-up comedian, poets, spoken word artists and others that performs on stage. Watch the full performances in Interactive Mode.
Note: Contact us to get your act on our 360 Interactive Video stage.
We have developed a 360 Interactive viewer to encourage views of visual artists’ work. With the pandemic forcing people to stay away from places where art can be enjoyed it has become more difficult for artists to get displayed work seen.Our hope, therefore, is the unique nature of 360 interactivity will raise the chance of the artist’s work standing out in this crowded online marketplace. Our first InView Exhibition starts with the Greek Painter Stavroula Vertsoni. Enjoy her 'Mothers' collection by viewing in Interactive Mode on InView.
Note: New Exhibitions are planned. If you know a visual artist that can benefit from this exposure, then let them know about us
A motion comic is where the panels that tell the story moves. Others use special software to achieve the effect. We've done it using Selective Interactive Video production techniques.
Follow the gripping story of three witches, DELF, SHORN and SERENA, as they begin their battle with evil in part one of the series. Discover the power of Interactive Mode on InView.
Note: Catch up on the Witch Trinity series. Books available now on Amazon.
A Unique Independent Selective Interactive Video Channel
Despite having no government support we continue to produce noteworthy theatre productions. Constantly pushing boundaries and telling powerful stories. Our next play is 'The Verdict' and will be the first Selective Interactive Video Hologram play.
Read about what we are doing to create projectorgram (our fore-runner to holograms) entertainment for live performances.
The Actors Script is a national UK magazine for professional actors and those new to the acting industry.
An online publication
In this issue we say why socialising is important to actors. We also feature our interview with actress and producer Kayleigh-Paige Rees, best known for her role as Julia Beaufort in ITV’s period drama, 'Sanditon'. Plus, we have our regular news, 2b corner, acting exercises and must-read articles.
It includes: Our featured articles:Socialising: Important for actors, Networking techniques for actors, Type of Meetups – Other than online, Self-Tape auditions – Advantages and disadvantages, and 5 socialising dangers
Useful resources such as ACTING EXERCISES: Talking; ACTING TECHNIQUES; CV SAMPLE; LEGAL STUFF and more.
Plus are regulars: Inspirational stories to keep you going; 2b Acting's corner (our progress, new releases on InView, ACS for hotels); Film Grammar (How film works) and Selective Interactive Video (The future);
A growing series of supernatural fantasy books
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With Serena the witch gone and the breaking of the spell that took magic from the world, it falls to Delf and Shorn with the aid of the Protectors to fight the rise of the Dark Coven.
Evil spreads across the globe as conversion squads roam unchecked, forcing humans to consume a potion turning them into controllable zombie-like creatures. Unnatural beings, unaffected by magical spells. A powerful army ready to take on and if possible, destroy the planet’s life force.
The fate of the world rests in the hands of five newly awaken witches and the sacrifice of yet another human soul.
Discover more about the other books in the Witch Trinity series
Future Entertainment: 2b Acting's basement in Leeds
Together we can make new things happen
New Performances The world has changed and it is becoming almost impossible for organisations that do not receive funding from the government to afford the cost of staging theatre productions. This restricts creative opportunities, especially for those not connected with funded organisations. Our work therefore focusses on reducing production cost through the use of 360 Interactive Video and Holograms to bring you new types of theatre performances from our basement. Performances for you to watch live or online. Your choice.
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