THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIGITAL BACKDROP OF THE LIGHT AND SOUND PERFORMANCE ON “CIVILIZATION OF FAITH, MAGIC OF SRIPRUTTHESUAN, PATH OF THE KING, SRICHAYARACHA, JAYAVARMAN VII”
The design and development of the digital backdrops of light and sound performances on Civilization of Faith, Magic of Sriprutthesuan, Path of the King, Srichayaracha, Jayavarman VII has the objectives of 1) designing the digital backdrops of the light and sound performances and 2) evaluating the perception of the audiences on the digital backdrop. It was found that backdrops are an important component in historical plays or light and sound performances. This is because in historical plays today, the virtual scenes, atmosphere, and historical events cannot be replicated with real materials due to their excessive cost, time, and manpower. Therefore, modern technologies are required to help create and design the show. Especially in stimulating aesthetic sense from the digital backdrops of important places accompanying the performances of the performers that will give the audience pleasure—similar to being in the actual places. The animations of the pictures in the backdrop need to go in line with the content and performers’ acting by considering the artistic components, the animations, and the special techniques to stimulate the audiences’ interest and emotions. From the survey on the perception of the 400 audiences who were at the actual place and watching the performance online through Google forms, it was found that the digital backdrops were in accordance with the format of the show and the performance and received the highest average. On the contrary, the lowest average was the interaction between performers and the digital backdrops, which has been the limitation of displaying the backdrops on LED screens. The director needs to pay as much attention to the backdrop as the performances of the performers. Designing the backdrops and the stage is another important aspect of the light and sound performance since they affect the perception of the audience. How the rhythm of the performance rhymes with the sound, light, backdrops, and effects on the LED screen, how the space on the stage is used, and the performance itself must also need to support the storyline and the emotions of the performers effectively.