Smile and dream
A 360 film about life and the magic of living in Berlin.
I directed, edited, animated and starred in this movie. Helio Flanders, a Brazilian musician, played guitar while some friends joined us and explored my favorite spots in the city. The year was 2016 and VR was just starting to spread as a new medium.
If you watch on the browser, use your mouse to move around. I strongly advise you to watch it using a cardboard headset!
This film is the result of a one month program about Virtual Fictions at the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe.
It was exhibited at ACUD MACHT NEU as part of a collective show about narratives in virtual reality.
The illusion of reality
The impact of watching a 360 movie using a headset (even if it’s a simple cardboard one) is something you can’t describe until you try it. It is fascinating how easy it is to trick our brains into believing what it sees.
I participated in serious research about VR and illusion a year after this project and designed a series of workshops with children all over Europe, where they explored VR through creating their own headsets and used cardboard as an anchor for navigating virtual worlds.