Love + Immersion

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Fulldome, LoVR, Thoughts, Vessel | 5 Comments
Love + Immersion

This is an extended version of my presentation at Fulldome UK in November 2014. The presentation is an insight into the cinematic techniques I used to make Vessel and some of the thought processes involved with making an immersive, narrative based film. Vessel is an immersive film I’ve been working on over the past 2 […]

Love Stories

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in LoVR, Thoughts, Vessel | No Comments
Love Stories

When I was around 10 years old me and my friends found a wooden chest buried under some junk behind some garages in our village. Inside the chest was a plethora of love letters, hand written and between two ‘grown-ups’, so there were plenty of erotic passages discussing things my 10 year old mind could only […]

Vessel at Fulldome UK

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Fulldome, LoVR, Vessel | No Comments
Vessel at Fulldome UK

Vessel had its world premiere at Fulldome UK on Saturday. It was really great to see it screened amongst so many great films from around the world. It was really an amazing feeling to receive two awards… Audience Award and Best Narrative. I worked so long on writing the story, it was like someone said “It […]

Tumbling in Turmoil

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

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. […]

18 uMoles

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Kwon Ganjo, LoVR, Sketchbook, Vessel | No Comments
18 uMoles

April 16, 2025.  Blackwell Hospital for Criminal Insane DEAR MISS FRANCO, I bite my tongue ‘til now, not to tell you a thing which will make you sorry, but I cannot help but tell it.  They took me away from the hospital and brought me in the north ward, the worst of the wards, for […]

Stereoscopic Workflow for Immersive Cinema

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Events, Fulldome, LoVR, Stereoscopy, Thoughts, Vessel | 9 Comments
Stereoscopic Workflow for Immersive Cinema

The following post is transcribed from a presentation I did for iX Symposium 2014 at SAT in Montreal. There are a number of videos and images below that help describe some of the processes involved in producing stereoscopic immersive imagery. To get a full understanding of the topics discussed, you will require an Oculus Rift […]

Writing in Colour – Vessel Colour Script

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in LoVR, Vessel | No Comments
Writing in Colour – Vessel Colour Script

There are many ways to tell a story. The most obvious way is with words. The classic cliche of a campfire tale springs to mind when I think about story telling. But, it’s actually telling stories by other methods that has excited me for many years. Loetzinn, back in 2004 was my first proper attempt […]

DIY Dome – Building a Geodesic Monodome

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Fulldome, LoVR, Vessel | 6 Comments
DIY Dome – Building a Geodesic Monodome

So I’m working on a new personal project. Vessel. I reached a point where I needed to do lots of camera tests in the dome but feedback was too slow, so a few months ago I decided to make a dome so I can really get into it. The final chapter of the film is […]

Dorsal Striatum

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in LoVR, Vessel | No Comments
Dorsal Striatum

Back in the dome today. Checking 3 different camera passes with varying degrees of movement. I’m still not really getting the right kind of disorientation I’m looking for. Even using an intense barrel roll doesn’t really give the sensation of the room moving, but more like the objects in the scene are spinning. I think […]

Lost and Floating Free

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in LoVR, Vessel | No Comments
Lost and Floating Free

Last night was one of those painful sleepless nights… brain firing on overdrive… folder structures and scripted camera rigs under mental construction. Unable to drift of because of the continuous buzz of things to do. Kind of ruined my morning. But today was an important one; I had my first dome test of Vessel. As […]