As part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai – housing a permanent exhibition in memory of Swami Vivekananda at Vivekananda House, Triplicane, Chennai in association with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi and GISR, Chennai launched “9/11 – The Awakening” – a Stereoscopic 3D (with 3D glasses) short movie on Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Chicago address delivered on 11th September 1893.
Dr.Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IIT Madras launched the 3D Movie “9/11 – The Awakening” and 3D Website – www.vivekananda3d.org while Swami Gautamananda, Adhyaksha, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai delivered the presidential address.
For the first time, a realistic 3D Model of Swami Vivekananda with real skin shaders has been created and improvised based only on his photographs in the absence of any video reference of Vivekananda. To create smoother animation for the 3D movie, Motion capture has been performed with an actor playing Vivekananda’s role.
The entire Chicago Expo has been re-created based on 1893 Chicago Archive Maps and a virtual setup of the Parliament of Religions stage with an audience of 7000 members has been built. The ship that Vivekananda undertook during his journey to the West has also been re-created. The famous story of sea frog and well frog as told by Vivekananda has been depicted with colorful animation along with foley sounds effects to entertain the kids.
This short movie is of 15 Minutes duration and will be shown each day from September 16th in the Stereoscopic 3D Movie Theater at Vivekananda House (Vivekanandar Illam) with 3D Surround Sound for the public.