You may be familiar with the fact we talk about gaming a lot by now, however, VR has many sides to it that take on multiple forms of content! One of the more interesting sides in cinematic experiences in VR. Immersing yourself fully in the content is second to none and really takes the experience to a whole new level. Let’s talk about a few great pieces of content that you can look up today!
Pearl is an absolutely beautiful story of a father, her daughter and the hardships of growing up.It is a 2017 Emmy Award-Winner Short Film for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Storytelling, a 2017 Oscar-nominated “Best Animated Short Film”, has a 2017 Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Advancement in the Art of Animation, as well as it’s an Academy-Award Nominee Best Animated Short. Directed by Patrick Osborne, I absolutely recommend giving this one a watch! The best part is you don’t need a VR headset! Obviously, for the best experience, it will be best, however simply look for the video on YouTube and you can watch it in 360 with your phone. It is part of the Google Spotlight Stories so you can find it at this link.
When talking about Cinematic VR I wanted to include some video along with short films and documentaries. Chameleon VR is one of Singapore’s best VR Content Producer, if not the best based on what I’ve found. They have many experiences, ranging in this territory and you can download their app to get access to all of their content. I did and wow, they have some cool and sad stuff. If you go to their website or download their app, please give yourself the time to watch HAPPYLAND360, a sad mini-doc on the current living conditions of the Manilla community living in the country’s biggest active dump. It’s definitely worth a watch along with some of their Short Films.
Toronto New Wave Festival
If Cinematic VR Video is your style, and you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far then please come out to the Toronto New Wave Festival we will be sponsoring this weekend, August 25th! There will be tons of great content from a lot of local producers and of course we will be there hosting some great VR Experiences as well! If you’re in the area, from 4pm-12am at The Redwood on Gerrard Street! See you there!
But hey, if you’ve never tried VR before, want something more experiential, or are reading this from the future: drop by our venue, get a free try on our game of the month, and explore our selection of over 50 titles!
Although this Blog totally turned into a plug at the end we still really believe that VR is a great tool not just for games but also cinematic storytelling. This is just a drop into the bucket of content that exists out there so let me know if you’ve found some amazing content, link it below!