Coral & I Launches on Platform
We are pleased to announce the launch of CORAL & I on Kaleidoscope. Coral & I is a visually rich animated piece, designed, modeled and animated entirely in virtual reality. The short film examines the impact that humans have on the environments around them and in turn evokes awareness of the impact nature has on us.
Asad & Assad Launches
We are pleased to announce the debut of Asad & Assad on Kaleidoscope. Inspired by project creator Asad J. Malik’s own inevitable connection with the brutal Syrian president for their nearly identical names, Asad & Assad is an Augmented Reality interactive documentary that combines volumetric video and hand-drawn animation to capture the wide spectrum of perceived Muslim identities.
UTURN Launches on Platform
We are pleased to announce the launch of UTURN on Kaleidoscope. UTURN is a live action VR comedy that places the viewers in the middle of two intertwined stories, where they embody a female or a male character and can choose what scene to watch at any time. Only the scene being looked at can be heard through a unique spatial sound design. Whatever they miss might change their perspective on the overall story.
The Loneliness Anthology Launches
We are pleased to announce the launch of THE LONELINESS ANTHOLOGY on Kaleidoscope. The Loneliness Anthology is an ensemble character piece about solitude and despair, and the redemptive power of family. The project places the viewer with people in their solitude and then with their lovers, family and friends as they struggle to reach across the chasm.
Storm Riders Launches
We are pleased to announce the launch of STORM RIDERS on Kaleidoscope. Storm Riders is an immersive documentary shot in East London during the 2017 UK terror attacks. The film illuminates this dark chapter through the intimate experiences of two Muslim skate boarders - Chadnee and Farhana - two women of faith caught up in the cultural cross fire.
Blue Mountain Debuts
We are pleased to announce the launch of BLUE MOUNTAIN on Kaleidoscope. Blue Mountain is a musical and pictorial journey of beautiful soundscapes and fantastic nature that leads to a peaceful contemplation. Depending on which path the user takes, the surrounding environment is modified as he or she moves through space.
Manifest 99 Launches
We are pleased to announce the debut of MANIFEST 99 on Kaleidoscope. Manifest 99 is n ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife. Set on a mysterious train inhabited by a murder of crows, you assist four travel companions on a journey to their final destination.
Eternal Landscape Debuts
We are pleased to announce the launch of ETERNAL LANDSCAPE on Kaleidoscope. Eternal Landscape is director Yang Yongliang’s very first work based in Virtual Reality, an immersive Chinese landscape that allows the audience to walk in wearing VR goggles, or to view in an immersive, multi-channel video projection.
We are pleased to announce the launch of SEQUENCED on Kaleidoscope. Sequenced is an episodic interactive adventure designed for virtual reality. Created with apelab’s revolutionary SpatialStories toolkit, the characters and the environment of Sequenced react to the user’s presence in each scene, allowing him to understand the various choices and points of view as the story move forwards.
Chhogori Launches on Platform
We are pleased to announce the launch of CHHOGORI on Kaleidoscope. In Chhogori, experience an expedition to the top of one of the most dangerous places on Earth - Chhogori, the savage mountain known as K2.
The American Dream Debuts
We are pleased to announce the launch of TEH AMERICAN DREAM on Kaleidoscope. Brought to you by creator duo Samurai Punk, The American Dream is a satirical virtual reality trip through a 1950’s World’s Fair where you learn to live your life with guns. ith weapons ranging from pistols to rifles and shotguns, you’ll learn how guns will take care of all your day-to-day needs!
Awaken Launches on Platform
We are pleased to announce the launch of AWAKEN on Kaleidoscope. Set in beautiful worlds and designed lovingly for VR, Awaken is a captivating puzzle game and rhythmic music experience. Bring Light back into the Universe as you travel across mysterious worlds and befriend gargantuan astral beings.
In the Jungle with the French Foreign Legion Debuts
We are pleased to announce the launch of IN THE JUNGLE WITH THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION on Kaleidoscope. In the Jungle is a live action 360 immersive journalism experience that sees you placed inside the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the French Foreign Legion while training in French Guiana's jungle.
Holograms from Syria Debuts
We are pleased to announce the launch of HOLOGRAMS FROM SYRIA on Kaleidoscope. Holograms from Syria is a Mixed Reality art installation that brings the war in Syria to safe and familiar places in the USA. Creator 1RIC (aka Asad J. Malik) utilizes new Microsoft Hololens technology in this haunting experience to unmask the innate horror of famous scenes from the war.
We are pleased to announce the launch of VAGABOND on Kaleidoscope. VAGABOND is a virtual reality room scale series that explores the history, culture, and diversity of cities around the globe. Created by Tanya Leal Soto and Jessica Kantor with a mixture of photogrammetry, videogrammetry and CGI techniques, along with a game engine, the first edition of VAGABOND will be an exploration of 5 to 8 neighborhoods in Los Angeles -- from the eclectic ethnicities, to the creative communities, to the wealthy sections and the hard corners.
Mare Takes Flight on Platform
We are pleased to announce the launch of MARE on Kaleidoscope. Mare is an exploratory, sensory VR adventure experienced through the point of view of both a mechanical bird and a lost girl on a journey through a mythical world. Created by talented video game designer Rui Guerreiro, Mare is a serene world lost in time and space, filled with untangled mysteries and adventures.
Nakuru Kuru Progresses on Kickstarter, Scores Features Across Surfing Community
A few weeks ago, the Nakuru Kuru crew launched the Kickstarter campaign for their one-of-a-kind surfing VR documentary – and they are already almost halfway to its fundraising goal of $40,000. While we think the project is deserving of backing on its own merit, you can also snag some sweet benefits by helping the team meet their fundraising goal. Our personal favorite? The "Full Immersion Package," which for $375 will grant you an all-in-one, 2K resolution VR headset pre-loaded with Nakuru Kuru, a digital photo album, a limited edition tee, and a signed poster. For a project we believe is going to be huge, it doesn't get much better than that.
Nakuru Kuru has, by this point, scored high-profile features with pretty much every major surfing publication in the world, including Surfline, Surfer Magazine, and The Inertia. Soon to come are profiles on Stab and Magicseaweed as well. As the project keeps moving onwards and upwards, we only expect the buzz to grow. Hop on the wagon while you still can.
A Summer VR Residency Blows Open the Possible
Filmmaker Josephine Decker spent the month of July co-leading a session of The School of Making Thinking, in which 12 residents and three facilitators made six Virtual Reality pieces in three weeks. She will never be the same.