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[WIP] GATE-D VR, a Japanese cyberpunk multi-stream narrative

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  • msaijomsaijo Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited April 2015
    riftopia wrote:
    This looks totally awesome and could be the start of something great! I hope it will appeal to both international and Japanese audiences. One thing I didn't get was the cables in the first pic with the lady and the gear vr, but I guess that will become clear once the demo is available. ^_^

    Thanks Riftopia for your comment, this collaboration between two cultures I hope will appeal to both cultures, one thing I learned is that from filming in both locations (Nagoya, and LA) is that the attitudes, cultural values, sense of humor, and sensibilities are expressed through the vibe of the scene. Japan has its own sort of weirdness, absurd humor and clash of influences, its own unique mash-up and schizophrenic nature. And LA scenes turned out gritty, more film-noir, hardcore, bit more violent (but not too violent).

    As for the cables, I thought about this project in a self-reflexive way, to investigate and learn to understand this VR medium while utilizing the language of science fiction. So for me, it was intuitive to blur the lines between fact and fiction, take what exists (and ultimately be used to transmit this experience) and modifying it to suite the visual motifs of cyberpunk fiction.

    Everything in the story has a reason, whether or not viewers are conscious of it, the props and objects in the film have symbolic or metaphorical significance. Guided by its own logic system, rules, and poetic language. It's totally ok if people don't get it, a little ambiguity never hurts, hope everyone can enjoy it.
  • msaijomsaijo Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
  • msaijomsaijo Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
    spinaljack wrote:
    Have you tried this camera?

    https://theta360.com/uk/

    It does 360 video and doesn't have all the stitching anomalies that you get from some camera clusters. Also has built in wifi so no fiddling around with memory cards.

    £244 I think which is not bad.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... lectronics

    John Carmack mentioned it on his Mobile VR talk and said it created very good results.

    Hey Spinaljack, thanks for the suggestion, I haven't tried the Theta camera but have heard about it, sounds like a fun camera to play around with. I'm still waiting for the Giroptic camera to come in the mail but in the meantime all we have are go pros to shoot with for now.
  • msaijomsaijo Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited April 2015

    My aim was a static representation of movement, a static composition of indications of various positions taken by a form in movement—with no attempt to give cinema effects through painting. The reduction of a head in movement to a bare line seemed to me defensible.[13][14] - Marcel Duchamp

    Below, I started to cut out and collage the image on a screen shot and deconstructing the human figure in the VR space to scale a Duchamp Ian moment in the Love Hotel scene.
  • TwitchmonkeyTwitchmonkey Posts: 1,121
    Very interesting. It's one thing to attempt such a thing in a painting, it's quite another to do the same in a movie, looking forward to the results.
  • msaijomsaijo Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
    Trailer can be viewed here:

    https://youtu.be/2YhaBkdeeRY
  • Jaycee900Jaycee900 Posts: 223
    Great trailer!
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  • ludotexludotex Posts: 75
    Hiro Protagonist
    msaijo wrote:
    Trailer can be viewed here:

    https://youtu.be/2YhaBkdeeRY

    Oh yeah this is gonna be pretty awesome in VR :o !!
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