Last year Atlantic Productions, a production studio that has worked with the likes of Sir David Attenborough, announced Alchemy VR. This new division of the company, which was created in a collaboration with Zoo VFX, is purely focused on virtual reality (VR) filmmaking. Currently the studio is working on a piece that is narrated by Attenborough himself, taking viewers on a journey from the beginning of life on planet Earth through to the arrival of the dinosaurs. However the company has recently revealed that it will be announcing two new projects in the near future.
Alchemy VR’s Phil Harper confirmed as much today at the South West Virtual Reality Conference (SWVRC) in Bristol, UK. Speaking on his ‘How I learned to stop worrying and love 360 video’ session, Harper revealed that the filming for both projects had been completed, though didn’t offer any further details on just what they might be. That said, Harper did note that mobile VR is ‘exciting’, suggesting that the projects could perhaps come to smartphone-based head-mounted displays (HMD) such as Samsung’s Gear VR.
Given Atlantic Productions varied body of work, Alchemy VR would be working on just about anything in VR. The company has in the past won awards for its work with 3D technology, suggesting that it could be a major player in the VR film space in the future. VRFocus will continue to follow Alchemy VR, reporting back with any further updates from the studio.