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Bunim/Murray and Chiron Global team up on martial arts series

Bunim/Murray Productions and Australian-based company Chiron Global have joined together to develop a new high-tech martial arts docu-competition series, Unified Weapons Master: Calling All Contenders. Bunim/Murray will bring its production expertise ...
May 23, 2017

Bunim/Murray Productions and Australian-based company Chiron Global have joined together to develop a new high-tech martial arts docu-competition series, Unified Weapons Master: Calling All Contenders.

Bunim/Murray will bring its production expertise to Chiron Global — the company behind the global combat sport and creator of wearable technologies — UWM’s technology to create a new show program for global audiences. Combining Chiron Global’s advanced technology with traditional martial arts and ancient weaponry, UWM: Calling All Contenders resembles a live video game which allows the world’s best weapons martial artists to compete in full contact combat.

Chiron Global has built sensor technologies into protective body armor that will allow martial artists to face one another in battle for the first time, with science judging the winner. The Lorica armor — that Chiron Global creates — provides engagement data on the force and damage from each impact and shows it on the scoring system.

The data captured on the scoring system allows viewers to see the number of strikes, the forces of each blow, and damage stats all while keeping the competitors safe. Through CGI, the damage can be represented in different ways including a real-time anatomical version of actual damage to competitors.

“We believe that UWM has massive international appeal to a diverse audience because it combines so many exciting elements that are really on trend at the moment. It combines weapons martial arts combat and ancient weaponry with leading edge technology and live video gaming features,” said Bunim/Murray Productions CEO Gil Goldschein, in a statement.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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