Albuquerque, NM hosts hosts the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta every October, and recently Blueplanet VR’s Eric Hanson was able to shoot it with the assistance of the Jaunt One and Nokia Ozo VR cameras. Joining the excellent chase crew of Jonathan Wolfe and family, the Jaunt provided ground-based stereoscopy, and the Ozo was hung 12′ below the basket precariously, which resulted in some very unique pov’s. Jonathan is likely the only balloonist to tie-dye his canopies by hand.
Blueplanet VR’s Eric Hanson has been leading the forefront of cinematic VR adoption and instruction at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, teaching 2 classes on VR storytelling and technique. CTAN502L begins with an introduction to stereoscopy in IMAX, moves to survey the world of fulldome, and lastly produces an introductory work in VR. The successive CTAN504L is a studio masterclass, where linear cinematic VR work is brought into realtime interaction, exploring how narrative storytelling can find new opportunities at this powerful intersection.
The classes and syllabii can be found HERE.
In June of 2015, Eric Hanson of xRez Studio set out to shoot alignments of the summer solstice occurring with known Anasazi ruins in conjunction with researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Continue reading “Astroarchaeology Shoot”
xRez Studio had the great pleasure of providing digital terrain capture for Björk’s recent special venue film “Black Lake“, featured at MoMA NYC in her retrospective exhibition in spring 2015 and directed by the gifted designer and director Andrew Thomas Huang . Continue reading “Björk Black Lake Digital Terrain”
TIME 2014/ Pull of the Moon is an experimental immersive film based on the 2014 collaboration of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Navajo artist Bert Benally‘s ephemeral land art performance in rural New Mexico in June 2014. Continue reading “TIME 2014/ Pull of the Moon: Ai Weiwei, Bert Benally, & xRez Studio”
Park visitors at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park intending to learn about the Wright Brothers often visit Huffman Prairie, an unassuming open space where the Wrights did much of their formative testing. The field, a large open expanse, challenges a visitors imagination as to how they flew there. In 2010, the park will unveil a unique and unprecedented historic interpretation tool for its visitors, the VR Flight Viewer, conceptualized and produced by xRez Studio. Continue reading “Dayton Aviation Heritage VR Flight Viewer”