Five Emotionally Draining VR Films

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Thanks to enthusiastic filmmakers–both independent and established–we already have a solid collection of impressive VR films available, many of which have audiences fogging up their headsets. The post Five Emotionally Draining VR Films appeared first on VRScout.

Felix & Paul’s Creepy VR Film ‘Gymnasia’ Set To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner and with it comes Tribeca Immersive Virtual Arcade , an entire exhibit dedicated to highlighting creators who explore how storytelling and technology can come together to deliver wondrous VR and AR experience.

Feature-Length VR Film ‘7 Miracles’ Debuts At Raindance Film Festival

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A VIVE Studios production about the miracles performed by Jesus Christ was the winner of the “VR Film of the Festival” grand jury category. He says he was initially very skeptical, but much like the non-believers in the film, he was converted.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2019 AR/VR Program Schedule

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Tribeca Film Festival, NYC’s annual independent film festival held in Lower Manhattan, has announced their Tribeca Immersive programming for 2019, revealing a stellar lineup of content that delves into all possibilities of storytelling through technology.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut VR Short Film ‘A Kite’s Tale’ Later This Month

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Disney Animation Studios is set to debut its second VR short film, A Kite’s Tale , late this month at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles. The short film is being directed by Bruce Wright who has been working with Disney for more than 20 years.

Free VR Films Heading To YouTube Courtesy Of Tribeca Film Institute

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Five immersive films centered around “The 5 Elements of Nature.”. The Tribeca Film Institute is releasing five immersive 360-degree VR films selected as part of their “5 Elements of Nature” interactive program, beginning with Dreams of Jaguar’s Daughter , available now via YouTube.

Battlescar Is A Furiously-Paced VR Film You Can’t Afford To Miss

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Between stifled yawns from an early morning flight from Barcelona, he seems generally amiss on his first day at the Raindance Film Festival. Narrative, framing, and I think pretty much everything that we came up with ended in the film.” Martin Allais isn’t a punk.

Vive Studios’ Feature Length Immersive Film ‘7 Miracles’ Now Available on Viveport

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Vive Studios has released its ‘feature-length’ immersive film titled 7 Miracles. On the surface, the immersive film is a reenactment of the Gospel of John in the Bible that specifically centers around the seven miracles of Jesus Christ.

Google Shuts Down Internal VR Film Studio Spotlight Stories

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From ambitious shorts like Son of Jaguar , Sonaria and Back to The Moon to critical acclaim for Pearl (Emmy winner and first-ever VR film nominated for an Oscar) the Spotlight Stories team left a lasting impact on immersive storytelling.

EXCLUSIVE: Dreamlike VR Experience ‘The Key’ Set To Debut At Tribeca Film Fest

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Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. Sun Ladies made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and screened at SXSW, HotDocs, Cannes NEXT, Beijing Film Festival, and various other high-profile festivals.

Early Augmented Reality Concept Film That Envisioned the Future Gets a Sequel Powered by Kickstarter

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Now, after millions of people viewed the initial short film called "Sight," the directors, operating under the name Robot Genius, are looking to extend their futuristic vision.

How ‘The Lion King’ Was Filmed Using Virtual Reality

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Although The Lion King (2019) might have garnered a tepid reception from film critics, there’s no debating that Jon Favreau’s photorealistic remake of the 1994 original film roars in the visual department.

Screenwriting for Cinematic VR films

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ScreenWriting for VR films: A Broken Concept? These are all un-answered questions, but we can try and answer them by first defining a “log line” (to borrow a screenwriting term) for what a Cinematic VR film is all about. Is there such a thing as writing a screenplay for VR?

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.

‘Lion King’ Director’s VR Film ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ is Back From the Dead, Now “Coming Soon”

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Back in 2016, director Jon Favreau, in association with immersive studio Wevr, released the Gnomes & Goblins preview, a demo of an (at the time) ambitious VR film project. SEE ALSO Disney Animation Studios to Debut VR Short Film 'A Kite's Tale' Later This Month.

VR Films ‘The Line’ & ‘The Key’ win big at Venice Film Festival 2019

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The prestigious Venice International Film Festival concluded this weekend having showcased some of the best immersive experiences from around the world as part of the virtual reality (VR) programme. “We are so honoured to receive this award for Best VR Film, and to have had the opportunity to show The Key to the Festival and the Biennale audiences,” said Tricart in a statement.

‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ Director Ridley Scott Launches VR Film Division

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Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), the film production company of famed director Ridley Scott, is launching RSA VR, a new division dedicated to the production of high-end immersive films using VR, AR, and mixed reality.

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.

VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience

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An experimental new VR film experience entitled CAVE will debut later this month during the Tribeca Film Festival, immersing an entire audience into a captivating virtual experience in which they’ll feel each other’s physical presence as a story unfolds before them.

YouTube Sensations SoKrispyMedia Launch VR Film Series On Within

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The two-minute short, “Chalk Warfare,” was a live-action film featuring teens shooting at each other in a video game that comes to life after they draw weapons in chalk on the pavement. “We Filmmakers Sam Wickert and Eric Leigh started their channel in junior high.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut Its First VR Short Film Next Month

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Walt Disney Animation Studios, the group behind animated classics like The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), and newer blockbusters like Moana (2016) , is set to debut its first VR short film next month at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver.

Disney’s First VR Film ‘Cycles’ Is A Heartfelt Emotional Roller Coaster

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It is an emotionally driven film, expressing the real ups and downs, the happy and sad moments in life.”. It was a combination of these experiences, as well as his fond childhood memories, that served as the catalyst behind the personal, emotionally-driven film.

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.

VR Storytelling Highlights from Tribeca Film Festival

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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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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

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.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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Called The Limit, the 20-minute action film stars Michelle Rodriguez ( Lost, Avatar, Fast & Furious ) and Norman Reedus ( The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints ) in what promises to be a heart-pumping thrill ride.

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.

Editorial: For VR To Shine, Film And Gaming Must Overlap

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It made me question which other films should get VR sequels. Just as VR game makers could learn a lot from film, so too could filmmakers take a page from developers. Virtual reality has an identity crisis.

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.

Iconic VR Film ‘The Matrix’ to Return to Select Theaters for 20th Anniversary

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1999’s The Matrix is perhaps the most iconic film involving VR ever made, and later this month it’ll return to to select theaters in the US for one week. Yes… it’s already been 20 years.