Archive for the ‘cinema’ Category

The near future of immersive cinema – The Hobbit Blog

Immersive design for cinema & visual music. Introducing Ron Arad’s Curtain Call

Ron Arad and his team reveal the ideas behind Curtain Call – an interactive 360 degree installation at the Roundhouse in London, 9-29 August 2011. Ron, Julian Gilhespie (architect) and Michael Castellana (industrial designer) talk about the journey so far and what you can expect. A modern panorama-like setup, Ron Arad’s “Curtain Call” will be [...]

Immersion Drama

How storytelling and narratives are changing in a digitally connected world, at The Book Club in Shoreditch, tonight. Guests for the night are Dan Hon, co-founder of award-winning multi-platform storytellers Six To Start, who have made everything from treasure hunts for the band Muse to Channel 4’s social networking game/cautionary tale Smokescreen; Jade Tidy, producer [...]

T_Visionarium: explore and actively edit a multitude of stories in three dimensions

T_Visionarium 360 3D Installation from Karel & Sjaak on Vimeo. T_Visionarium was created for the UNSW iCinema Centre’s Advanced Interaction and Visualisation Environment (AVIE), and it offers the means to capture and re-present televisual information, allowing viewers to explore and actively edit a multitude of stories in three dimensions. For T_Visionarium, 28 hours of digital free-to-air [...]

My Bloody Valentine 3D movie poster in Rome

Immersing the beholder: Watchmen cinema and IMAX poster

3D Sex and Zen: porn movies gone immersive

Every immersive technology is literally ob-scene because it shatters the scenic relation between the audience and the representation, which is typical of frontal non-immersive media. So in a way, 3D porn has always been one of, if not  the most obvious match for immersive media, and yet probably the latest one to be seriously put [...]

Theme Parks in Virtual Worlds: why do they leave us cold?

  I love theme/amusement parks in virtual worlds and being able to experience rides that would be impossible to experience in a real amusement park. Or maybe what I really love is the idea of an immersive medium simulating another immersive medium. But I’m also fascinated by the fact that virtual amusement park rides really [...]

CREATED WORLDS at Sundance Film Festival

On Jan 22 at noon, 5D’s founder Production Designer Alex McDowell (Watchmen, Fight Club) will moderate a panel of top film industry innovators in a discussion on how new technologies have redefined cinematic storytelling. Alex will be joined by 5D|08 panelists Habib Zargarpour (Electronic Arts) &, Tracy Fullerton (USC Interactive Media Division), as well as [...]