Films: Virtual Reality
Blue Rise Before Demise (Germany, 15 min)
Blue - Rise Before Demise is a 360° film about how Climate Change and (plastic) pollution have an influence on the Oceans and what can be done about it. The user follows the water and plastic life cycle from the bath tub to the sewer, the deep sea and back to witness the changing marine flora and fauna. The animated journey features real life radio news. In the end an exclusive 360° short documentary from the North Pole is shown to connect with reality. The 360° animation is rendered from Unity.
Depth of Circle (South Korea, 9 min)
'Depth of Circle' is a VR & audiovisual live performance project that recreates the moment of a woman discovering she is pregnant with a baby as the scene of an astronaut discovering a new planet in the space. It provides an additional experience through the live performance by the participant. It's installed in a format where the participant and the rest of the audience can simultaneously enjoy the VR piece. The audiovisual video and VR content were created to show the different points of view in the same context, which will create a new experience for everyone. The audience can enjoy the scene that displays the mother's (astronaut's) point of view and VR participants can experience it as a baby (planet). VR participants can also view the piece by holding a sphere light with a motion tracker on it. This light symbolizes life that connects the VR participant and the audience to the same experience.
Home in Between (Netherland, 19 min)
‘Home in Between’ is a 360-degree documentary about the people of Kara Tepe, a refugee-camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Since the beginning of the 2015 refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of people fled across the Mediterranean Sea to escape war and persecution. Some of them would choose to make the crossing from Turkey to one of the Greek islands like Lesvos, a crossing that would prove to be an even deadlier one than many other routes. Thousands of lives were lost. After arriving on the European shores life would turn for the better, or would it? In March 2016 Europe made a deal with Turkey and borders were closed. The result was that thousands of people got stuck in Greece. With nowhere to go, they would have to wait for over a year before European authorities would decide their future. Will they eventually be allowed to travel further into Europe and get asylum, or will they be sent back? 'Home in Between’ provides an insight into the daily life in Kara Tepe, a camp that was set up by the municipality of Lesvos. Organizations like Movement On the Ground do their best to make the camp an inspiring, sustainable and worthy place to live in. They realize this in many ways, for example by bringing light into the camp by installing solar stations, and setting up a football-program for the children. They believe in the knowledge and power of the residents and involve them in everything they do. Refugees and volunteers working side-by-side, and thereby creating a close community. But how do people really feel when their lives are turned upside down and put on hold? And how long can they keep hope alive?
Kiss Me (Japan, 6 min)
This is a new-style music video created with the latest VR & 3D sound technology. This film is filmed with the latest stereo 6K 3D VR camera "Insta 360 Pro". We captured 3D real-life images with depth and presence. Through editing with 3D animation, this film gives a very real and slightly mysterious visual experience. Additionally, the ”3D Sound" combining stereophonic and binaural recording provides a more realistic feeling. Specifically, the location of the singers’ voice changes with the movement of the singer. At the same time, when you turn your head, the location of the singer’s voice will change. This gives you a realistic feeling as if hearing whispering in your ear. Furthermore, the voices of the girls surrounding you provide an intense feeling of glamor. Please watch it following the singer’s motion for the first time. Next, please watch 6 times following each girl one by one. That means you can enjoy at least 7 times a total of at least. (This film has been confirmed with Oculus VR, but it is optimized for smartphone Youtube App. We recommend fixing to 2160s with Youtube App.)
Reading Room (USA, 5 min)
Driven to protect his identity, an introspective bookkeeper explores the power of thought and memory within a broken world of book burning and censorship. Drawing from Borges’ The Library of Babel, Nazi book burning parties of WWII and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, this 360VR story takes the viewer from an infinite library of free thought to the infernal scenes of it's destruction. Amongst the ashes of the written word, our bookkeeper questions what is required of us to protect and nurture our cultural identity.
Rone (Australia, 9 min)
A distinctive portrait in VR of street artist Rone, whose stunning large-scale portraits are often seen in forgotten spaces around the city.
White Jeans (USA, 3 min)
Put on a pair of white jeans, and feel what it's like to be cool. "White Jeans" is a music video spoof done in the style of a Lonely Island video. It's apart of a short film entitled "The Birthday Party" in which two best friends are brain storming video ideas for their next Birthday Party invite. Shot on an Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro. Additional behind the scenes footage after end of music video. A co-opted production between AirV?z, OKP Films, and GH Media Werks.
Your Laughter (Dein Lachen) (Austria | 2017, 6 min)
Your Laughter - Break Your Silence.