Tag: Virtual reality

Alegría – A Spark of Light (François Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, 2020)

Today, I am introducing to you a second short film from the series of virtual reality films proposed by the Phi Centre with the event entitled PHI VR TO GO, which was specifically created to prevent us from going crazy during the sanitary crisis. So for a couple of days, and for a relatively reasonable price, I was able to enjoy in the comfort of my home a selection of ten virtual reality short films, impressive as I had never seen before! This one entitled Alegría – A Spark of Light, and directed by François Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse, and Paul Raphaël in 2020 is another work of art from the Felix & Paul Studios which takes inspiration from the Cirque du Soleil’s show of the same name to adapt it into this new technology.

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Gymnasia (Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, 2019)

I found myself in that gymnasium indeed, which was lightened by a discrete window until they threw me on the stage, alone, and against my will. I begin to look desperately for help, as the feeling I get when I watch a virtual reality film is similar to the one I get during an episode of sleep paralysis. The lady finally arrives. I believe in fate, except for when I write. I am comforted for a moment right before I almost get a heart attack when the young deceased boy appears next to me, staring at me in the eyes for a long time! After a few minutes of enjoying the singing lesson I am invited to participate in, black comes to me, and I end up hungry for more once again. Although it was too short, this film is a real jewel on every level: the story, screenplay, mise-en-scène, art, emotions, and even acting! I give it four stars.

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The Horrifically Real Virtuality (Marie Jourdren, 2018)

The Horrifically Real Virtuality, presented by Phi as a Canadian premiere, invites you on set of a new film by Ed Wood (the worst filmmaker of all time!). Created by DVgroup and directed by Marie Jourdren, the immersive drama invites the viewer to explore a new narrative genre, an artistic and technological innovation. It allows the public to evolve in a virtual environment while interacting physically and in real time with characters and material objects. After, the experience continues with an immersion in the amazing universe of Ed Wood, thanks to a scenography imagined by Phi.

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