Dream With Your Eyes Open
Virtual and Augmented Reality
BBFF has been sharing VR experiences with our Filmmakers since 2014 and demonstrations of virtual and augmented reality technology now sits as a key element of BBFF’s Program.
The work of one of Australia’s Top Realities Talent – Stuart Campbell, also known as Sutu will come to life on the walls at BBFF’s Festival HQ. By using the Eyejack App on your phone you’ll experience printed art as animated soundscapes.
We have a wealth of Virtual Reality Experiences for you to enjoy – both Cinematic and Interactive. Experiences Include:
MIYUBI puts you in the body and mind of a Japanese toy robot that is gifted to a young boy on his birthday in 1982 suburban America.
At 40 minutes world’s first long-form scripted VR comedy. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and has since been shown at SXSW and at Cannes International Film Festival Next.
Created by Canada’s Felix & Paul Studios, world leaders in VR, in collaboration with Funny or Die and starring Jeff Goldblum.
Created by one of Australia’s VR Rising Talents Lester Francois, Rone is a distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose stunning large-scale portraits of women’s faces can be found adorning forgotten or soon to be forgotten spaces around the city, acting as a commentary on gentrification and the masculine realm of street art.
Coral and I
Coral & I takes viewers beneath the waves in what begins as an artistic wonderland of coral and sea creatures and ultimately aims to have people feel the impact of humans on the reef.
This moving experience was collaboration between Bangalow-based Luke Bubb from Moving Peaks and Matt Hermans from Sydney’s Electric Lens Company with BBFF’s own J’aimee Skippon-Volke co-producing. The production process for this piece forged new ground as ‘Coral’ was designed, animated and render in Virtual Reality.
Many of the animated sea-life elements were developed with Luke using the 2006 Film Marine Passions shot over 1000 dives at Julian Rocks as reference. ‘Coral’ is an evolving piece which will continue to break new ground creatively and technically with each incarnation.
What would you do if your best friend lost his senses?
For Hue, some days, life is blaring with bawdy and bright banderoles. Other days, it can be a little more pasty and pallid. Hue has had his ups and downs like any of us, but lately the grays have overshadowed the greens and roses has lost their luster. If Hue could remember what the blues looked like, he’d have them, but all the colour’s gone missing from his world.
He’s not depressed per se, but a string of events (it’s complicated) has left him unwilling to engage. As a result, he’s dim to all the wonderment life has to offer and to his own potential to be wonderful. That’s where you come in… You are the antagonist who becomes the protagonist, the once-a-stranger friend who helps Hue embrace life by its full spectrum.
Described as an infectiously cool ride through mind-bending geometry Fantasynth is an audio-reactive experience. You will glide through a procedurally populated environment that comes alight with the music.
These are just some of the exciting VR experiences which will be on offer at the Festival. Our full VR Program, ticket details and viewing times will be available over the long weekend.