Virtual Activity: theBlu

screens: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:30
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 18:30
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 15:00
location: 
The Roundhouse
181 Roundhouse Mews
VIFF Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
tickets: 
$10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Jake Rowell
year: 
2017
country: 
USA

theBlu is a deeply immersive VR series that allows audiences to experience the wonder and majesty of the ocean through different habitats and come face to face with some of the most awe inspiring species on the planet. The series has been designed as beautiful moments in passing or a collection of memories that powerfully tap into the vast potential of VR. The debut episode, featuring an incredible close encounter with an 80 foot whale, is already recognized as one the most iconic room scale VR experiences to date (a Sundance Film Festival 2016 selection). Forthcoming episodes will take place on a teeming coral reef and in the very deepest region of the ocean.

This virtual activity is offered as part of OPENING NIGHT GALA and the YOUTH MEDIA CONFERENCE, EXPO & SHOWCASE for secondary schools (pre-registration is required)

 

 

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Director's Bio: 
Jake is an independent director/art director and has worked for various companies including Activision/ Infinity Ward, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Dreamworks Animation. He is known for his work on the Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Superman Returns and The Animatrix. Jake recently joined Wevr to direct “theBlu: Encounter” project debuting on the Vive VR headset. His diverse knowledge and expertise with the 3D medium help push the boundaries of fidelity and performance in VR..