Dark Corner, a critically praised creator of narrative, virtual reality genre films, is proud to announce, with producing partner MPC VR, the world-premiere of director Guy Shelmerdine's latest ode to fear, Night Night, Friday, September 29th at New York Film Festival 2017. The festival and premiere will also serve as the launching pad for Dark Corner's VR app, the world's first app dedicated to narrative genre VR content. A rapidly expanding virtual library, the app will initially feature eight high-calibre immersive experiences that are both cinematic and hair-raising--just in time for Halloween.
Blasters of the Universe is the first of its kind, bringing the bullet hell genre into first person VR. Intense gameplay is heavily reliant on physical movement, requiring the player to duck, dodge, twist, turn, and maneuver their way through tons of enemies and hundreds of bullets.
The NYT VR app for Gear VR was built in collaboration with Secret Location, a virtual reality and technology studio for emerging platforms, VR sound partner Mach1™ and MPC.
Today, we are thrilled to officially release our very first virtual reality film, titled “Under the Net.” The film is premiering at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival and it has been named Best VR Documentary. It is available on Discovery VR, Discovery Communications’ Webby- and Shorty-award winning virtual reality offering, which is available for download and viewing on iOS and Android, Samsung Gear VR, and on Nothing But Nets YouTube using Google Cardboard.
The film features an 11-year-old girl named Amisa, a refugee living in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania with her mother and six siblings. Struggling to survive each day, with no protection from mosquitoes that carry malaria at night, the viewer will experience Amisa’s life through her eyes. Hope abounds as her family moves into a new home, gets treatment for malaria, and she and her siblings prepare to start school– none of which is possible without the life-saving protection of bed nets.
Credits: --Secret Location-- Written & Directed By - Justin Perkinson Supervising Producer - Kathryn Rawson Produced By - JP Castel & Rachel Henderson Executive Producer - Eric Shamlin Cinematographer - Justin Perkinson Editor - Emily Cumming Sound Recordist - Nick Campbell --Nothing But Nets-- Director - Margaret Reilly McDonnell Communications Manager - Rachel Henderson Digital Producer - Ryland Devero Partnership & Development Officer - Kavita Sood Creative Partner - CK&D Kudos: Cinequest Hollyshorts
A trio of virtual reality experiences, Project Literacy: A Life Unseen, debuted at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, today.
On the eve of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, Project Literacy has warned that the true global economic cost of illiteracy may be far higher than previously thought.
Every fall I make a pilgrimage to the Telluride Film Festival over the long Labor Day weekend.
In 2014, I decided to challenge myself my driving a big chunk of the way on my '09 Vespa. I ended up driving from LA-to-Vegas on the Vespa. Parked it in Vegas. Did Vegas-to-Telluride in a car, and back. Then returned Vegas-to-LA on the Vespa. Along the way I detoured to the Hoover Dam, The Grand Canyon and Death Valley.
In 2014, To promote the then new Chrysler 200, Wieden + Kennedy partnered with Stopp to deliver a first-of-its-kind interactive virtual reality experience that showcases how the car is manufactured at it's state-of-the-art, 5 million square foot assembly plant. 'Beneath the Surface' is a 4-minute VR experience that puts the user in the driver's seat to see first-hand how the car is built around them.
The experience premiered at the LA Auto show, where users entered the vehicle and put on the latest Oculus Rift DK2 headset. Immediately, they were transported to a virtual world and taken on an audio/visual tour of the Chrysler 200. The visual ride was augmented by an explosive soundscape that literally shakes the car beneath the user as the experience progresses.
'Beneath The Surface' was the world's first consumer experience to combine live-action 360 video in a game engine. At the time this experience released, Oculus Rift said that "Chrysler's Beneath The Surface is the most ambitious virtual reality experience to date. It sets the bar for what's to come."
'Beneath The Surface' has since gone on a tour around the world, making stops in South Korea, Japan, New York, Detroit & Chicago.