Category: stories

Two strangers show up at a family’s cottage claiming to have spent their childhood summers there, but their behaviour seems to be driven by something more sinister than nostalgia.

Title: Deerbrook (Canadian Premiere)
Director: Grayson Moore
Format: 360 Stereoscopic Video
Genre/Niche: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Running Time: 14m56s

It’s an average day at the cottage; Allison is getting ready to paint the kitchen while her husband Karl is tending to the grass outside. However when two mysterious people arrive, claiming to have lived in their cottage some years ago, the situation becomes uneasy.

Allison adheres to neighbourly etiquette and lets them look around for nostalgia’s sake, and soon after she finds herself in a precarious situation as the visitors’ requests become more demanding. Allison begins to question whether they are driven by something more sinister than nostalgia.

Mel’s Wake is a captivating, character-driven VR experience of self-discovery. In this interactive, 15-minute, cinematic VR users will experience multi-branched storytelling and seamless interactive control.

Title: Mel’s Wake
Director: Luisa Valencia
Format: Interactive VR, Oculus Rift
Genre/Niche: Magic Realism, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Running Time: 15m

As the main protagonist, you (the user) embody the spirit of Mel, a recently deceased event planner. You explore your former existence by secretly observing the people from your life, eavesdropping on their conversations about you. Slowly you discover that you can hear their internal monologues as well, each revealing even more profound truths.

Signal Space Lab have developed a 360 film production technique called Seamless Cinematographic Interactivity which allows for live action 360 film to branch between storylines with smooth transitions, solving problems of continuity that are present in other live action interactive narratives. This technology utilizes the 360 space to overlap and swap footage in/out without the user noticing.

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From director Gary Yost – dancing in the air…capturing the ineffable joy of flying in stereoscopic 360° at the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival with six powerful dancers who defy gravity, accompanied by live violin in 6K stereoscopic.

Title: Acrobatic Conundrum
Director: Gary Yost
Format: 360 6K video
Genre/Niche: Arts
Country: USA
Running Time: 6m

Five women and one man from the Acrobatic Conundrum dance company invite us to join them using special rigs to get the VR camera up in the air right next to the dancers and we experience the feeling of what it’s like to break the bonds of earth. Filmed in 3D at the Fort Mason Center with the most advanced 360° camera in the world…the Z CAM V1.

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