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first.stage SIGNED

Fast and easy previsualisation for creative industries

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "first.stage" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: Bibliothekstrasse 1
city: BREMEN
postcode: 28359

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙031˙510 €
 EC max contribution 3˙031˙510 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2019-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET BREMEN DE (BREMEN) coordinator 745˙375.00
2    MOVIESTORM LIMITED UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 744˙897.00
3    OO THEATER UND ORCHESTER GMBH AT (LINZ) participant 313˙312.00
4    ROKOKO ELECTRONICS IVS DK (KOBENHAVN) participant 312˙562.00
6    YOUR MOM GMBH AT (WIEN) participant 266˙187.00
8    NEXT LIMIT SL ES (MADRID) participant 151˙338.00


 Project objective

Previsualisation is an essential phase in the design process of narrative art forms and media such as film, animated series, and stage plays. The possibilities that digital tools bring to this phase of production are immense, allowing early visualisations that support making creative decisions with much lower cost of changes than at later stages of production. Yet these tools require trained skills that are not available in typical small- to medium-size productions. The goal of the first.stage project is to provide a toolset that brings the power of digital previs to productions in key application areas by being easier and thus cheaper to use: professionals can use these tools in practice immediately without large investment. This will make previs easier and faster, with significant benefits for production quality. The first.stage toolset will employ natural user interfaces that utilise innate abilities and existing skills of artists for key tasks in previsualisation. Visual elements can be selected from asset libraries via expressive commands, while physical media such as figurines or stage models can be integrated by 3D digitisation. Elements can be arranged and views defined by gestures. Characters, cameras, and scenes can be animated by demonstrating the desired behaviour in the style of performance animation. This functionality will be based on state-of-the-art asset libraries, engines and motion capture hardware. The novel approach to previs that first.stage takes will have a direct impact on Europe’s storytelling industries – from the film industry over tv /commercials to theatre and other stage productions. It will give key creative personnel – (art) directors, choreographers, and concept artists – more artistic hold over productions. Accessible previs tools will further have impact on related fields such as architecture or product design, down to effects in education programmes and off-market and laymen creative endeavours.


List of deliverables.
Final Demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-16 15:29:33
Modelling workflow within demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-16 15:29:38
2nd Demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-16 15:29:28
Final demonstrator for asset creation Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-16 15:29:52
Demonstrator for asset creation Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-16 15:29:47
Project description Documents, reports 2020-04-16 15:29:43
Demonstrator (Mock-up) Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-10-29 12:35:39
Web Site & Social Media Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-29 12:35:39

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of first.stage deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Stabbert, Timo; Fröhlich, Thomas; Alexandrovsky, Dmitry; Malaka, Rainer
Extending Augmented Sandboxes with Virtual Reality Interaction
published pages: 375-380, ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws08-0339
Mensch und Computer 2017 - Workshopband 1 2019-10-29

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