Felix & Paul Studios has a long illustrious history creating live-action immersive content, especially when it comes to working with Cirque du Soleil. The studio has now revealed its latest collaboration Alegría – A Spark of Light due for release in a couple of days.
The sixth virtual reality (VR) production Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil have made together Alegría – A Spark of Light promises to be the studios’ most ambitious to date.
Offering a 14-minute experience of Cirque du Soleil’s iconic production, it was created with an elaborate set of over 100 cameras and mirrors; Felix & Paul Studios using its latest camera system and post-production platform. As well as several camera designs custom-built for this experience, its latest camera the Gen4 was employed for the first time on a Cirque du Soleil production.
This is also the first time the pair have used CGI effects in a project, creating objects like the floating crystal seen below to increase the visual spectacle.
‘’From the mind-bending amount of VR cameras that were used on set to create realistic reflections of the performers and acrobats, to the elaborate post-production process our team devised and forged through to produce the various tableaux of this piece, this project raises the bar for what can
be accomplished through an immersive cinematic experience,” said Paul Raphaël and Félix Lajeunesse, co-founders and creative directors of Felix & Paul Studios in a statement.
Alegría – A Spark of Light will be made available on Thursday 30th April on the U+VR platform in South Korea, while fans around the rest of the world can use Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR.
As mentioned this is Felix & Paul Studios sixth time working with Cirque du Soleil, the first being Zarkana followed by Inside the Box of Kurios. The studios’ other works include Gymnasia, The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama and Marshall from Detroit.
Check out the trailer below and for further updates from Felix & Paul Studios keep reading VRFocus.