Volumetric film making, an emerging hologram-like recording and presentation medium, is an incredible way for viewers to experience and interact with people. Recording a subject or actor in three dimensions allows the audience to break away from the camera angle chosen for them in conventional film and video, and inspect the scene from any position and angle. With the rising popularity of VR/AR/MR through the use of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Oculus Go, Magic Leap One, and Microsoft HoloLens and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets, it is now easier than ever for an audience to feel the presence of the scene through volumetric capture.
Musician, producer, and technologist Imogen Heap teamed up with social music platform The WaveVR to create the world’s first volumetric concert. Shot on location at Imogen’s house, the show takes you into the an intimate environment where you can sing along, dance, or just listen with other live viewers. Featured in The Verge’s video series “The Future of Music, Episode 1”.
The experience is available to view on The WaveVR’s free Steam app for a limited time. HTC Vive or Oculus Rift required.
Director Elli Raynai takes photographer Irem Harnak’s series on transgender artists to a new level by presenting them and their artwork in a virtual gallery. Viewers can listen to the artists as they describe their art, transisions, and relationships with masculinity in a beautifully curated space.
Creators Illya Szilak and Cyril Tsiboulski tell the story of an emotionally-charged conversation between grieving parents as they drive through the rural Missouri landscape. With a meticulous level of detail, the experience was created by combining volumetric, computer-generated, and 360-degree video elements to make the viewer viscerally feel as if they are in the car eavesdropping on the conversation.
Created in-house by Scatter, the makers of the volumetric capture software DepthKit, “Blackout” explores the lives of real-life passengers on the New York City subway. Viewers are able to freely roam around the subway car and listen to the thoughts of passenger from the most diverse of backgrounds.