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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

VR Storytelling Highlights from Tribeca Film Festival

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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 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 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

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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 .

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Disney Is Making Another ‘Top Secret’ VR Film, May Use Existing Characters

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Cnet reports that Disney is working on another “top secret” VR short film. Cycles is on display this week at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Of course, films are far from the only place that Disney is exploring VR. Tagged with: Cycles , disney , vr film Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Disney Is Making Another ‘Top Secret’ VR Film, May Use Existing Characters appeared first on UploadVR.

3 Virtual Reality Projects Win At The Venice Film Festival

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Virtual reality experiences Spheres, Buddy VR and L’île des morts won awards at the Venice Film Festival this year. Buddy VR from Chuck Chae was recognized as the best VR experience for interactive content based on characters from The Nut Job film.