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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

VR Storytelling Highlights from Tribeca Film Festival

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‘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.

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

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.

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.

Disney to Develop New “Top Secret” VR Short Film Following Success of ‘Cycles’

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has approved another “top secret” VR short after the apparent success of Cycles (2018) , the studio’s first foray into VR short films. News VR Film cycles disney disney animation studios disney animation vr disney vr jeff gipson Nicholas Russel

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.

Google VR Film Explores Artisanal Gold Mine In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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That’s the opening line of a new VR film from the Google Conflict Minerals Campaign entitled The Journey of Gold. The film’s featured Nyamurhale Mine in the DRC is part of a vast industrial system that excavates metals used in electronics like tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.

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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.

Oculus Goes Behind the Scenes with Chris O’Dowd in VR Film ‘The Evolution of the Testicles’

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The project was filmed in collaboration with the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC), and directed by Flight School Studio VR technical director Ryan Hartsell. 360 film 360 Video News chris o'dowd evolution of the testicles male cancer awareness campaign mcac oculus oculus for good

The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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Raindance is a well-established and highly-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one. Clocking in at 40 minutes long, this 360 film is a surprising mix of comedy and sensuality. Image Credit: Raindance Film Festival .

VR Short Film ‘Asteroids!’ from Baobab Studios Now Available

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Interactive VR short film Asteroids! , Baobab Studios is one of the largest independent VR film studios, having raised a total of $31 million in funding to date, most notably a $25 million Series B funding round in 2016 which also welcomed Larry Cutler (ex Dreamworks and Pixar) as CTO.

Universal Studios Augmented Reality App Lets You Recreate a Scene from 'Welcome to Marwen' Film

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In a world where augmented reality is becoming the hero of the movie marketing, Universal Studios has decided to use the technology to reinvent the traditional movie trailer, a time-tested tactic of film promotion, in support of the forthcoming Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.

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.

Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio

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In an official statement released yesterday by Google, the company confirmed the termination of their popular immersive film program, Google Spotlight Stories, after an impressive six years of AAA VR storytelling.

Sundance Film Festival to Feature 18 VR & AR Experiences Next Month

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Park City, Utah is already preparing for next month’s annual Sundance Film Festival, and this time around 18 AR & VR films and exhibitions are set to debut at the festival’s New Frontier program.

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

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

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.

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.