In December VRFocus reported on 80’s inspired horror movie Blood Machines seeking Kickstarter crowd-funding – at the time the campaign had already achieved its goal of €75,000 EUR – whilst having several virtual reality (VR) stretch goals. The main VR stretch goal of €500,000 to complete a full VR experience wasn’t achieved – the campaign managed €185,133 in the end – but the team did hit a smaller VR goal, and that was a second immersive video.
Blood Machines, a 30-minute short film written and directed by Seth Ickerman a French director duo composed of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard. The planned movie will act as a sequel to the music video Seth Ickerman created for synthwave artist Carpenter Brut, called Turbo Killer. The story follows two space hunters as they attempt to chase down the ghost of a young woman which has escaped out of a machine.
The first 360-degree video showcased the hold of the spaceship TRACY, being used by the hunters to chase the ghost across the galaxy. The newly released video now puts viewers inside the cockpit of the TRACY, so they can see in great detail what’s going on inside the ship and outside as well. As with the first 360-degree trailer there’s not a great deal going on, but it does show the attention to detail and quality for the production values being employed.
Checkout the video below, and control it with WASD keys or the mouse. For the proper VR experience use a head-mounted display (HMD) such as Gear VR or Google Cardboard and the YouTube app.
If the team do expand further into VR VRFocus will keep you posted.