Oculus to Send 6 VR Projects to Tribeca Film Festival 2018

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The Tribeca Film Festival starts next month, an annual screening of everything from indie documentaries to family-friendly films. SPHERES is also taking part in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Animated Short ‘Pearl’ is VR’s First Oscar Nominated Film

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Pearl (2016), a 360 animated short film from director Patrick Osborne and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), has landed an Academy Award nomination for this year’s best animated short film, making it the first VR film in the running for an Oscar.

This Impressive Short Film Was Drawn and Animated Entirely Inside of VR

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In an impressive demonstration of what you can now create entirely from within VR, artist Nick Ladd has produced an impressive short film using Quill and ANIMVR. The post This Impressive Short Film Was Drawn and Animated Entirely Inside of VR appeared first on Road to VR.

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR

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Chelsea Film Festival offers a VR lineup that is refreshing, intimate, and necessary. The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) is an international film festival, illuminating the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. News CFF CFF VR Chelsea Film Festival

The Guardian Launches VR-illustrated 360 Short Film ‘Sea Prayer’

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Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini’s short story inspired by Alan Kurdi—the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015—has been illustrated using Tilt Brush for a unique 360 degree short film.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 2: Workforce

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. Supply & Demand of 360 Film Knowledge.

Baobab’s ‘Asteroids!’ VR Short Film Now Available

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“From the second the film starts, you are immediately immersed in a world where virtual animated characters become your friends and together, you experience emotions like humor, excitement and compassion, just as you would in real life.”. News Animation Baobab Film

Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film ‘Tabel’

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” Tabel was filmed in a way that encourages you to look around the room and experience six different conversations, each with a unique view. As for how they filmed Tabel , the creators used a GoPro Odyssey camera with Jump technology, a camera collaboration between Google and GoPro.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 1

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why.

‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR

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Spielberg immerses his cast in a virtual set while filming certain VR scenes. It turns out VR played a more integral role in Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film than we previously thought. It was really an out of body experience filming this movie.

Exclusive: Baobab’s ‘Rainbow Crow’ is Pushing VR Film Visuals into Beautiful New Territory

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By now it’s trite to call any CG VR film studio “the Pixar of VR,” but one reason for that pervasive comparison is that Pixar’s waxy-textured, brightly-colored, hard-edged geometry has become a dominant style for big-budget CG films.

Why 360 Film is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 3: Demand

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 20 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why.

BBC Debuts VR Film ‘We Wait’ For Oculus Rift

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BBC has released their first VR short film for the Oculus platform. Known for their stop-motion claymation films starring the characters Wallace and Gromit, this is also Aardman’s first foray into immersive storytelling as well. News BBC Documentary Film Oculus Rift

Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films

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The result was a flood of these important VR docu-stories taking over the prestigious 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and now the upcoming 2017 Tribeca Film Fest. The post Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films appeared first on VRScout.

‘Jesus VR’ Claims First Ever Feature-length VR Film, to Preview at Venice Film Festival

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Jesus VR: The Story of Christ , an upcoming feature-length 360 film, is getting its first public preview at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The preview of the feature-length film will last 40 minutes, and will be open to festival-goers from September 1-4.

VR For Awareness Takes Over Tribeca Film Festival

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So far, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has been a chaotic whirlwind of innovative filmmaking, groundbreaking immersive entertainment and masterful storytelling. For more info on these stellar works of art and the other amazing exhibits, visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website.

Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

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One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is responsible for delivering some of the most impactful and most-talked-about creative projects to NYC audiences.

At 40 Minutes, ‘Miyubi’ is Felix & Paul’s Longest VR Film Yet – Available Today

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Felix & Paul Studios, among the top VR video production companies out there, today launch their longest film to date on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Visually, Miyubi is among the best VR film we’ve seen to date, and it’s all shot in 360 degrees and 3D.

‘Ready Player One’ Film Gets First Teaser Trailer

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Ready Player One, the upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg based on the VR-centric novel by Ernest Cline, just saw its first teaser trailer, released at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Within and Fox Partner to Create VR Content, Spike Jonze to Co-Produce Original VR Film

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The first VR project, based on the dystopian sci-fi film, will be directed and produced by Within Founder and CEO Chris Milk. Annapurna Pictures will also be partnering with Within and FoxNext to create an original VR film called I Remember You (working title).

‘Dear Angelica’, Oculus Story Studio’s Latest VR Film, is Out Now for Free

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As such, the studio has up to now produced two VR films, each markedly different in look and feel from the last. The film is directed by Saschka Unseld who also fills the role of Creative Director at OSS.

This VR Film Lets You Experience an Unwanted Pregnancy

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The post This VR Film Lets You Experience an Unwanted Pregnancy appeared first on VRScout. A Polish-Canadian filmmaker is using VR to challenge assumptions about women’s right to choose. VR is often touted for its “magic” ability to immerse you in entirely new worlds.

Nic Cage’s Latest Film Gets Stand-Alone VR Series

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When it comes to Nicolas Cage films, there’s no shortage of conflicting emotions. Now thanks to his latest film, The Humanity Bureau , he may be adding VR to his already-monumental list. The post Nic Cage’s Latest Film Gets Stand-Alone VR Series appeared first on VRScout.

Shot on Lytro’s Light-field Camera, ‘Hallelujah’ Is a Stunning Mix of Volumetric Film and Audio

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Hallelujah is a new experience by VR film studio Within that’s captured using Lytro’s latest Immerge light-field camera which captures volumetric footage that makes for a much more immersive experience than traditional 360 video.

Altspace & Cyberia Join Forces For Free Film Festival Hosted In VR

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This weekend catch a screening of over 38 short films presented entirely in virtual reality. VR social platform AltspaceVR has teamed up with veteran film festival organizers Cyberia to generously bring us an impressively-packed independent short film festival this weekend.

Microsoft Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack

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Spectator Mode is similar in concept to the mixed reality filming seen in the VR industry, though has added complications given HoloLens’ entirely independent solution and the fact that holograms can be viewed from anywhere, not just within a specific, tracked space.

Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short Film

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The acclaimed director of films like Babel , Birdman and The Revenant is teaming up with long-time collaborator cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to create an experimental VR short film. Both films got the duo back-to-back best director Oscar wins.

360 Film ‘Dinner Party’ is a Symbolic Exploration of Race in America Wrapped in an Alien Abduction Story

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Dinner Party is an immersive exploration of Betty and Barney Hill’s widely known 1961 alien abduction story that premiered at the Sundance New Frontier film festival. Laura Wexler.

Step Into The Shoes Of An 80s Robot In Funny Or Die’s New VR Film

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With a runtime of 40 minutes, Miyubi is the longest VR film made so far. Available for viewing now on the Oculus Rift or Gear VR via the Oculus Store, Miyubi is VR film places you in the shoes of “Miyubi,” a toy robot adopted by a dysfunctional midwestern family during 1982.

Google Pays Homage to Film Pioneer Georges Méliès in VR Short ‘Back to the Moon’

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Google is celebrating the life and artistry of French film pioneer Georges Méliès today with a charming VR short that commemorates his iconic silent films including the groundbreaking A Trip to the Moon (1902).

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Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez

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The new animated VR film will be part of Google Spotlight Stories. A continuation on the idea of Book of Life , Gutierrez is bringing together much of the team that worked on his Golden Globe nominated animated film made with Reel FX.

Starbreeze Acquires Nozon for $7.7 Million to Bring ‘Pixar Level’ Visual Quality to VR Film

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Nozon CEO Tristan Salome told FxGuide that creating computer generated (CG) VR film with PresenZ is “exactly the same as a standard 3D movie or VFX movie. Million to Bring ‘Pixar Level’ Visual Quality to VR Film appeared first on Road to VR.

Nicolas Cage’s ‘The Humanity Bureau’ VR Experience is Another Strike Against VR Film Promos

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As spring arrives and the swallows come back to Capistrano, so too is it time to endure another annual low-budget film featuring Nicolas Cage. The post Nicolas Cage’s ‘The Humanity Bureau’ VR Experience is Another Strike Against VR Film Promos appeared first on Road to VR.

6 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Thrive in Film and Entertainment

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Watch This Horrifying VR Film From Inside A Coffin

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It’s a bizarre, slightly outlandish cautionary tale that unfolds with all the crassness of a Tarantino or Guy Ritchie film. The post Watch This Horrifying VR Film From Inside A Coffin appeared first on VRScout.

Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube

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The nine minute 360° short film is a rollercoaster of emotions, letting you follow an aging Mexican wrestler past his prime as he struggles to support his loving family after losing one of his legs from a previous bout. Which is good, because this is a 360° film that’s not to be missed.

Breaking The Silence: How The VR Industry Mirrors The Early Days of The Silent Film Era

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He taught himself to develop and print film. Together they produced over 500 short films, full of creativity and spectacle. Film, they came to realize, was more than “stage plays projected on a wall.” Like film before it, VR is a new medium, demanding new techniques for conveying time compression, simultaneous action, locomotion, scene transition, and more. Pittom’s team is experimenting with other narrative choices unavailable in film.

‘Arden’s Wake’ Is The Epic VR Film You’ve Been Waiting For

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I arrived at a loft in Union Square for my first screening of the Tribeca Film Fest. Afterall, every immersive entertainment company hopes they’re the one to figure out the “winning formula” for virtual reality film experiences that will eventually become the industry standard.

‘Allumette’ Is the Longest VR Animated Film So Far And It May Make You Cry

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Directors and animators, like Penrose Studios’ Eugene Chung, are experimenting with the visual medium to create films that make you an active participant in their worlds. VR might very well be the next big step for film. The Rose and I, one of Penrose’s previous VR short films.

Film Created Almost Entirely In ‘Tilt Brush’ Imagines The Future Of Music

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Artist Adam Dylewski is the creator of a new short film that was created almost entirely inside virtual reality. Tagged with: Dylewski , film , movie , music , short film , tilt brush. Art Dylewski film movie music short film tilt brush