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Oculus Video - a great app for watching short films

RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
edited December 2018 in Games and Apps
Just went through all games and apps last night. To my amazement I saw that one of my favorite apps had less than a 3/5 average rating based on about 1000 ratings:

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/926562347437041

Of course user experiences will vary and depend on expectations, and this app won't play all your own movies flawlessly, then again I don't think this app was ever intended to be good at that. 

Instead I find the Vimeo short film collection utterly amazing, and during the last year available films have been constantly updated. Watching short films (normal 2D, Vimeo) is the one thing I use in this app. Sure you can see some 360 degrees videos too, but the resolution is usually horrible (=very blurry) and I don't care for these videos. But sitting down in my own VR cinema watching awesome short films is beyond amazing - and there're more than 1000 to choose from (I think, the list simply goes on and on). 

Some of my favorites:



And I know we can't discuss politics in here, but I guess I'm allowed to show a movie available in Oculus Video that I like a lot  o:)  ;)



Maybe this thread could be about short films you've seen in your Oculus Video VR cinema - did you see anything that maybe moved you more than a normal full length movie?
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited December 2018
    Short film of the week - it's really awesome  :D


    That's just the 1 min trailer - the full version is 17 minutes, guess where you can see that one ;)


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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited January 2019
    Just saw this one using Oculus Video, awesome short film (it's probably on Vimeo page 8 or 9 now):



    https://vimeo.com/goldypix/lostandfoundtrailer

    Making of:



    Fun movie posters:





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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,382 Valuable Player
    The Blair Stitch Project, awesome lol :D:D:D

    I haven't checked that out for a while. Jaunt used to be excellent too before they shut it down.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited February 2019
    The competition this week is rather weak, so I'm thinking this one will be the winner, it's quite funny - but don't watch it here, watch it in Oculus Video  B) 

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  • Linacruise1467Linacruise1467 Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited January 2019
     This app is free or paid. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited January 2019
     This app is free or paid. I mostly use printed checks whom I printed from Bank Checks Plus Coupons, because mostly store accept these checks thats why I am asking. 


    The app is completely free. You can watch Vimeo videos (short films) or 360 degrees vids - and more (even watch your own movies if uploaded to the Windows Video folder).
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  • Linacruise1467Linacruise1467 Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited January 2019
    thanks 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited January 2019
    Another job for the mods  :)

    LZoltowski - thanks!
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  • Linacruise1467Linacruise1467 Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited February 2019
    hmm
  • benwalton90benwalton90 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hahahha. The Dark Knit is awesome! I can't stop laughing. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    Yesterday I saw a nice movie in Oculus Video about how people - who don't use VR - live their lives  :D


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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    Short movie of the week:

    Image result for short skywatch

    See the full movie on Oculus Video (Vimeo)!  B)
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    Oculus Video Short Film of the Week - and the perfect movie to encourage New Year's resolutions  ;)

    Image result for afterwork short

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/216606926

    The sound in CV1 continues to amaze.

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited January 16
    It's hard to recommend this week's best Oculus Video - but this one does show some of the CV1's advantages, especially the sound, although image quality is great too:


    Then again, just as you thought art could not get any better/bigger, "Sexy Swedish Illegal Aliens from Space" launches (maybe not really for *cough* kids, but you can find this gem of a short film on Oculus Video :blush: )

    Image result for sexy swedish illegal aliens from space

    This one also got many awards, I'll check it out tomorrow  o:)

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  • hahik74034hahik74034 Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    The Dark Knit is Lit!
  • hahik74034hahik74034 Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    How did you edited the video and put that character ?
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited January 29
    How did you edited the video and put that character ?
    Not sure I understand your question. The above short films are all just movies available for free in the Oculus Video app, when you select "Vimeo". This app:

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/926562347437041/?locale=en_US

    Actually one of my favorite Oculus apps (works perfectly forcing ss 2.0). 

    Btw, this app so far has never been able to Revive - it's an Oculus exclusive - would so much love to use it with the Index, sigh. 
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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,854 Valuable Player
    Kinda dead in the water now that there is no Vimeo audio with v13/14, lol!

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    TomCgcmfc said:
    Kinda dead in the water now that there is no Vimeo audio with v13/14, lol!
    Well, a 100 years ago there was no sound and people still enjoyed movies!  :D 

    It's a conspiracy, they want me to reduce my backlog instead of watching short movies!  :#;)

    Or did Netflix play a part in this... hmmm  B)
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    edited March 1
    I'm really happy that sound again works in the short films - my recommendations for the week  o:)

    1. Our Pleasures. The sound check - to make sure the CV1 headphones kick as much as ever (this is just a small taste - the full video is on Oculus Video - Vimeo videos):


    2. Forest Eater. A great encounter with the forces of nature - I didn't read much about this volcanic eruption when it happened, quite a moving short film - and probably best on oled due to the colors and dark scenes:


    3. Present Imperfect. And this one was really great too:
    https://www.kylestebbins.com/present-imperfect

    Again, these movies should be seen in your local Oculus cinema  B)


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  • asadasoasadaso Posts: 6
    NerveGear
     said:
    Just went through all games and apps last night. To my amazement I saw that one of my favorite apps had less than a 3/5 average rating based on about 1000 ratings:
    =

    Of course user experiences will vary and depend on expectations, and this app won't play all your own movies flawlessly, then again I don't think this app was ever intended to be good at that. 

    Instead I find the Vimeo short film collection utterly amazing, and during the last year available films have been constantly updated. Watching short films (normal 2D, Vimeo) is the one thing I use in this app. Sure you can see some 360 degrees videos too, but the resolution is usually horrible (=very blurry) and I don't care for these videos. But sitting down in my own VR cinema watching awesome short films is beyond amazing - and there're more than 1000 to choose from (I think, the list simply goes on and on). 


    Amazing collection
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    Also some of these short films each year receive oscars - this year nominated movies were:




    Winners were:

    Animated


    Live action

    - and they're all part of the Vimeo Videos, for example here:

    https://vimeo.com/389876500

    https://vimeo.com/376861194

    Of course not all of the shorts are great, but I love the indie spirit - usually these movies introduce an agenda, a story or a concept and are made by very dedicated persons. These movies rarely have big budgets, instead they are about passing on ideas and experiences - often I find myself moved more by one of these 10 min movies than a big budget full length movie. 
    Often I don't have time to watch many full length movies, but I always have time for 1 or 2 shorts - using the Oculus Video app ;) 
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,914 Valuable Player
    The Baldur's Gate 3 cinematic trailer has now been added to the Vimeo Videos - great to watch in VR:



    Also this year's Oscar winner "The Neighbors Window" can be found on page 29, it's an awesome and very moving short film.
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