VR Movies Jet Lag and Vibrations Get First Info, Images
The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is currently touring both the USA and Canada, offering the best of virtual reality (VR) filmmaking today. Many of the more than 20 VR pieces on display will be well known to many; The Night Café for Gear VR was a winner in Oculus VR’s mobile development jam earlier this year as was Colosse while works such as Der Grosse Gottlieb have been celebrated by the VR community. 2 experiences that fans might not be familiar with are Jet Lag and Vibrations. Today VRFocus can share new details about both along with the first images of them.
Both pieces are created by Pierre Friquet and Ando Shah, a French and Indian pair of filmmakers that are concentrating on VR. They were both shown for the first time at the San Francisco stop of the festival on 15th September at the Public Works.
Vibrations lasts 14 minutes and is a documentary that follows the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. “Two days after the main earthquake Ando woke up with a heavy feeling; something he instinctively knew that he had to go document the tragedy right away,” the pair say of the piece. “The next day we arrived in Kathmandu. Our motivation was to push boundaries of what a documentation is defined with the help of the immersive technique of 360° camera.”
Jet Lag, on the other hand, is a 9 minute fictional piece that’s split between settings in Mumbai, India, and Recife, Brazil. It documents a long distance relationship between 2 women and how they combat their issues with artistic expressions.
“With Jet Lag I want talk to deal with a mood, the longing that can crush us or emulate us with creativity,” Friquest says. “In this intercontinental communication there is a revelation of dense chaotic inner world. The characters are thirsty for each other, for the presence of the beloved one. There is a celebration of dissatisfaction. Through this multi-panoramic format, I am taking a Virtual reality aesthetic stand by referring to 16th century Indian painting.” A post for the movie, as well as images, are below.
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