All-Female VR Film ‘Baba Yaga’ Adds Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Winslet

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Today it was announced that Oscar-winners Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, and Kate Winslet have officially joined the cast alongside Ridley, establishing what could easily be considered the most impressive all-female cast featured in a VR/AR film thus far.

Tribeca Film Fest To Release VR Films On Oculus Quest & Go After Coronavirus Cancellation

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15 VR short films scheduled to debut at Tribeca Immersive will be available later this month on standalone Oculus headsets. Last month New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival announced it would be postponing its film and interactive storytelling programs indefinitely after New York Gov. “We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Key Collaborator: Oculus VR for Good.

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Free This Weekend: The Best Films From Tribeca’s Short Film Festival On Oculus Quest/Go

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If you’ve ever dreamed of attending a prestigious film festival, now’s your chance. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VR portion of the annual Tribeca Film Festival is moving online this weekend. If you have an Oculus Quest or Oculus Go (sorry, Rift owners) you can watch this year’s Cinema360 line-up, a collection of 15 short films curated into four playlists, through April 26. Best Film: Rain Fruits. Best Film: Home.

Dynamic VR Film ‘Agence’ Lets You Play God With Tiny AI Creatures

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According to Pietro Gagliano, creator of Agence and Transition Forms, the “dynamic film” is as much a social experiment as it is entertainment. “I The post Dynamic VR Film ‘Agence’ Lets You Play God With Tiny AI Creatures appeared first on VRScout.

Emmy Award-Winning Baobab Studios Casts ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Archie Yates In Upcoming VR Film

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Crow: The Legend, Bonfire ) has partnered with 3DAR ( Gloomy Eyes, Nespresso VR ) and Oculus on a brand new VR animated short entitled Paper Birds which is scheduled to premiere later this year at the 2020 International Venice Film Festival.

Digital Tribeca Film Festival Will Debut VR Entries On Oculus Quest & Go Next Week

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One of the film industry’s staple festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, is moving online in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. As part of the move, Tribeca is partnering with Facebook’s Oculus to bring its Cinema360 lineup to Oculus Quest and Go via the Oculus TV app. Cinema360 offers a curated list of 15 VR films, split into four playlists each lasting around 30 to 40 minutes.

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. Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24 through May 4 in New York City. GYMNASIA will also be available for download on the Oculus Store beginning April 26.

Free Oculus Quest/Rift Film The Key Packs A Deceptive Punch – Quick Review

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The Key is available now for free on Oculus Quest and Rift. The post Free Oculus Quest/Rift Film The Key Packs A Deceptive Punch – Quick Review appeared first on UploadVR. Experience Quest Rift VR new VR films The Key top stories tribeca Tribeca 2019 Tribeca 2019 winners vr filmsThe Key plays on a lot of familiar VR tropes. It can at times be whimsy and fantastical, with underwater paradises and companions that dance and sing when you poke and prod them.

Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films

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Oculus doubles-down on Creators Lab program as multiple projects make it into Tribeca. Facebook’s Oculus has made a serious habit out of helping amateur VR entrepreneurs make their collective dreams come true. 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.

Baobab Studios’ Baba Yaga Releases January 14, Exclusively For Oculus Quest

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Baobab Studios announced that its next animated VR film Baba Yaga will release on January 14 exclusively for Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2. The film is a first-person experience, where you embody one of the two sisters and participate in some minor interactive moments.

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

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Lucid Dreams Productions director Celine Tricart and producer Gloria Bradbury partnered with the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab , to push storytelling in a compelling new direction. 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.

In-Vehicle VR Company Holoride Adds Marvel Film Directors To Its Team

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The Russo Brothers join Holoride’s new advisory board alongside Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey. The post In-Vehicle VR Company Holoride Adds Marvel Film Directors To Its Team appeared first on VRScout. News Backseat VR Holoride Holoride Advisory Board In-Car VR in-vehicle entertainment Marvel Marvel Cinematic Universe Marvel Film Directors Oculus Palmer Luckey Russo Brothers

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. We Wait premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 10th and is available to download now on Oculus. The post BBC Debuts VR Film ‘We Wait’ For Oculus Rift appeared first on VRScout. News BBC Documentary Film Oculus Rift

2020 Celebrates First-Ever Cannes XR Marché Du Film In VR

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During this very peculiar time, the Marché du Film is more than determined to highlight the XR industry and to foster links between artists and potential investors to support creation in all its richness and diversity. We are very proud to partner with these leading partners in the XR sector,” said Jérôme Paillard, Executive director of the Marché du Film. Oculus ?. The post 2020 Celebrates First-Ever Cannes XR Marché Du Film In VR appeared first on VRScout.

The 64th BFI London Film Festival Announces LFF Expanded, A New Strand Of XR, And Immersive Art

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The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded: the Festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and Immersive Art. LFF Expanded will be open throughout the BFI London Film Festival (October 17th to the 18th).

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. Some would say that this sounds a lot like Oculus Venues , an app that allows you to watch concerts, sports, and other events with friends in VR. Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival.

One Of The Largest Productions Ever Filmed In Space Is A VR Experience

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Felix & Paul Studios is behind one the largest productions of any type ever filmed in space. The astronauts became the whole film crew in space, and creative collaborators, all between their ongoing expedition duties.

Analysis: Immersive tech in film festivals (2020)

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It is not lost on anyone that the best year for immersive film festivals came at the same time as the global pandemic. A stellar year for film festivals that included strands in immersive. VR Chat, Raindance Immersive , and Venice Film Festival.

Baobab Studios Rolls Out The Virtual Red Carpet For The Premier Of ‘Baba Yaga’

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Baobab Studios hosted a virtual premier in AltSpaceVR for the launch of their latest adventure Baba Yaga on the Oculus Store. The virtual red carpet event immersed attendees in a the VR films fantastical world where they were able to step into the story and even meet the stars.

London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

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London Film Festival is doing the same with its new VR strand. London Film Festival VR Experiences Revealed. For Oculus Go and Quest, you can find a selection of 360 videos on the Oculus TV app. Will you be checking out the London Film Festival VR experiences?

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. This week the platform is adding new section of environmentally-focused 360 short films in partnership with EarthXR, the interactive arm of EarthX, an environmental non-profit. EarthXR is part of EarthXFilm, the film arm of EarthX and an environmental film festival which coincides with the annual EarthXExpo.

Social VR Movie Platform Bigscreen Streaming Critically-Acclaimed Film ‘Selma’ For Free

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Paramount Pictures’ powerful film heads to VR in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. To tell this story, Paramount Pictures produced the film Selma based on the historic events that transpired in 1965. Directed by Ava DuVernay , the film would make its premier during the 2014 American Film Institute Festival before releasing nationwide in 2015. Bigscreen is available free on Oculus Quest , Oculus Rift/Rift S , and SteamVR.

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. Coming to the festival’s Immersive program, which showcases works by artists who are pushing boundaries and using cutting-edge technology, are six Oculus-funded projects. Oculus most recently sent 5 VR experiences to the Sundance this year, one of which, SPHERES , was sold in a 7-figure deal while there. image courtesy Oculus.

Felix & Paul Studios Brings More Great 360-Degree Films To Oculus Quest

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Felix & Paul Studios is the group behind some of the best 360-degree capture systems and highest quality productions ever made, and you can now view many of those projects on Oculus Quest. Previously on Oculus Quest the Felix & Paul project Traveling While Black showed a look at “the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.”

Vote For London Film Festival’s Best VR Experiences Right Now

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Last week we wrote about the launch of London Film Festival’s new VR strand , with free experiences to check out from now until October 18th. What do you want to see win London Film Festival’s VR awards?

Bigscreen’s Partnership With Paramount Pictures Brings Blockbuster Films To VR

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Paramount’s biggest 2D & 3D films head to Bigscreen Cinema platform as part of a multi-year deal. Starting today, four blockbuster films will premiere on the Bigscreen platform every week. Movies will run for one week, at which point they will be replaced a fresh new lineup of blockbuster films. December’s lineup includes hits like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and JJ Abram’s Star Trek film.

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.

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

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In honor of World Cancer Day, Oculus unveiled some behind the scenes footage of their latest VR project highlighting testicular cancer, The Evolution of the Testicles. ” Image courtesy Oculus. The Evolution of Testicles is a light-hearted way to remind fellas that we’re all in this together, our balls need to be taken care of, and there’s nothing to lose from having a squeeze,” O’Dowd told Oculus in an interview.

LucidWeb Offering Immersive Experience Platform to VR Film Festivals

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This year has seen a number of VR awards and VR film festivals go online, most recently AIXR’s VR Awards and the London Film Festival. For example, LFF Expanded required an Oculus headset. A Distribution Platform for 3D Film.

Powerful VR Movie ‘To Miss The Ending’ Wins London Film Festival’s Immersive Prize

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Anna West and David Callanan’s To Miss The Ending is the winner of the first-ever XR/Immersive art award at the 2020 London Film Festival. The film was idontloveyouanymore’s first VR experience, but the team is already planning more work with the medium.

Avant-garde Interactive VR Story Catalog, ‘Corpus Misty,’ Now Available On Oculus App Store

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Peering behind the scenes of Corpus Misty , VR Coven strategically chose to create the assets using Oculus Medium , one of the project sponsors, to promote accessible tools and design standards encouraging non-technical artists to feel represented by the project process.

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Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films

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Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. Unlike cardboard, however, it features a dedicated gyroscope and accelerometer, and runs the same Oculus mobile platform and store as the Oculus Go. No Updates, No Films, No New 360 Video Users. Samsung phones will no longer receive new Gear VR features via Oculus OS updates. The included Oculus Browser will no longer be updated.

Baobab Studios Announces Next VR Film, ?BABA YAGA?, Sneak Peek Coming Next Week

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Baobab Studios, the VR film studio behind the likes of Bonfire and Crow: The Legend , has announced its newest film titled BABA YAGA , which the studio describes as a “contemporary portrayal of the Eastern European legend” of the same name. Baobab Studios has been creating made-for-VR short films since 2015. The studio’s 2018 film, Crow: The Legend , was released on Oculus Rift, Go, and Gear VR, and earned Baobab two Daytime Emmy awards.

Making ‘The Remedy’ – How A Veteran Illustrator Made one of VR’s Best Short Films With ‘Quill’

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Perhaps no project to date shows the potential of Quill— Oculus’ VR illustration and animation tool — quite like The Remedy. Peixie shared with us a glimpse inside of the production process which brought the film to life. With twenty years of experience in 2D and CGI animation, his recent work can be seen in critically-acclaimed films like Tangled (2010) , Zootopia (2016) , and Moana (2016). Install/update the Oculus TV app. Launch Oculus TV.

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. Created in partnership with Felix & Paul Studios , the film starts with you being unwrapped by your new kid-owner, only to quickly delve into the lives of the entire family.

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. Based on a documentary film of the same name, the VR rendition does a fantastic job of translating these symptoms by placing the user in a near exact situation. During my viewing I actually laid down on a real bed, wearing an Oculus Rift headset.

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. Over the past few years the company has released several games and experiences including apps like a Coco tie-in movie and the Oculus Rift exclusive Marvel: Powers United VR.