A movie that follows you and changes its plot

The British director has created an unusual film that follows its audience. The ending of the film changes depending on the reaction to the plot. "Many Worlds" by Alexis Kirke was developed at the Interdisciplinary Center for Computer Music at the University of Plymouth (UK).

Short film - 15 min. The beginning is like this. Two students visit their classmate's home to celebrate her birthday, but instead find her in a container the size of a coffin. It turns out that the girl wanted to test the famous experiment in the field of physics with Schrödinger's cat. Inside the coffin is a cyanide gas capsule associated with a Geiger counter.

What happens next depends on the emotions of the audience. Before the start of the film, the filmmakers select 4 volunteers to attach the sensors to.

Sensors measure brain activity, heart rate, muscle tension and sweat levels. All these are indicators of physical arousal, which are analyzed by a special program in real time. After that, based on the reaction of the audience, 4 different endings can be seen.

In the case of a positive mood left after the start of viewing, the plot takes a rather dark turn. But if the action on the screen makes you intimidated, the further plot line becomes more relaxing. The soundtrack is also controlled based on sensor data to enhance the emotional effect.

The authors of the picture assure that the sensors themselves distract and interfere with viewing no more than 3D glasses. The goal of this development is to get the viewer immersed in the plot.

"Many Worlds" will premiere at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Plymouth, UK on 23 February.

Interactive cinema.

What is interactive cinema? Basically, it is a movie that gives the viewer an active role in showing the movie. In interactive cinema, a person is not just a spectator, but a player. He makes decisions, influences the development of the plot.

The first interactive film in the world was the film "Kinoavtomat" (1967). During the screening, the moderator went on stage, stopped the film 9 times and asked the audience to choose one of the two sequels of the film.

The 80-minute thriller Turbulence, created by Professor Nitzan Ben Schaul, was presented at the 2010 Berkeley Video and Film Festival. Plot: 3 friends who were arrested for protests in Israel 20 years ago meet in New York.

Interactive moments appear periodically, when the viewer can choose an object for interaction at his own discretion. For example, he can erase the hero's message, and choose other options for the script. In this case, the duration of the film may increase up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.

In 2011, researchers at the Australian University of New South Wales created the first interactive 3D film. The film "Scenario" is based on the story of the Austrian woman Elisabeth Fritzl, who was in the basement for 24 years, being forcibly locked by her father and with whom she had seven children.

With the help of sensors, viewers of the film choose an avatar that follows their movements, while 16 infrared cameras monitor their actions.

There are also movies that you can watch using your social media account. "Lost In Val Sinestra", for example, allows you and your Facebook friends to star or upload photos.