This week sees The Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST) in New York City open its doors and cinematic production company Jaunt VR will be premiering its latest project, a six degrees of freedom (6DOF) interactive experience called Free the Night.
In Free the Night viewers can interact with the night sky, picking and placing lights out of a city skyline, triggering real-time physical reactions, whilst seeing and hearing the light extinguish, then reignite as the lights can be placed back into the night sky where they belong. Created and directed by Nicole McDonald, the award-winning interactive filmmaker who’s worked on projects with NASA, John Legend and Cirque Du Soleil, the project was inspired by a childhood experience.
Then once the night sky is complete, viewers can do slight touches or swipes which will trigger real-time physical reactions: stars swooping, dancing, travelling all around viewers, and so much more.
Free the Night was produced in partnership with Microsoft so it’ll exclusively debut on 17th October alongside the launch of the Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Jaunt VR, reporting back with further updates.