Tumbling in Turmoil

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in LoVR, Vessel | No Comments


I’ve been working on Vessel for over a year now. After working on the script again for a couple of months, I’ve returned to working on the cameras, which is integral to the story and immersive nature of the film. I’m trying to create a feeling of love at first sight. That most immersive sensation.

Two weeks ago… Frustration sets in. Hard. The lack of existing cinematic language is one of the attractions of working in fulldome… You know, making the first footsteps in the snow… Not knowing where they lead. But this also comes with its frustrations. Inspiration is sparse. It’s usually experience that gives light to new ideas.

Most of the existing work in fulldome is certainly in the educational world and although their are a number examples of narrative based educational shows out there, there are very few that deal with the topic of love. Interestingly I think most of my inspiration for immersive movement comes from flat-screen films… But not as a literal translation, more of a seed that blooms into an idea.

So how do you portray love using physical immersion? There is probably a number of ways. At least there are a number of techniques that could be justified as representations of love.  I’m looking to the script for inspiration. There’s actually a few suggestions of movement in there that could influence the way the camera moves.

  • Spinning in Infinity
  • Lost and Floating Free
  • Tumbling Without Time
  • They’re Falling

There are a number of films I’ve been re-watching to hopefully give me some ideas. Some of these films might not be immediately obvious choices but there might be one particular scene that I remember that may spark an idea.

Amélie (2001)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Irreversible (2002)

There are more things to say but it’s late.


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