VR Packages are collections of short virtual reality experiences screened to Samsung Gear VR headsets. MIFF is presenting four VR Packages in 2017, each containing between two and four experiences, with each package running for 50 minutes. These include approximately half an hour of virtual reality content (presented as synchronous 360 video to viewer headsets), and up to 20 minutes for audience instruction, introduction and guest or filmmaker Q+As where available.
VR Packages 1-4 will rotate within MIFF’s VR presentation period between Friday 11 August and Friday 18 August. Please check session information for details.
Synchronous Screenings: VR Packages at MIFF will be screening to audiences synchronously, meaning that groups of up to eight people will be able to experience those works together with playback triggered simultaneously to audience member’s headsets. MIFF's VR sync solution has been devised by Worldview and developed by Visual Playground. We thank them for their support.
Standalone Experiences will be presented via Oculus Rift headsets, and include four individual pieces:
- Inside Manus
- Unrest VR
- and Miyubi
With the exception of Miyubi, the experiences enable audiences to move in and experience the 3D space of the story world.
Standalone works will screen within MIFF VR’s presentation period between Friday 11 August and Friday 18 August. Please check session information for details.
Please note the listed durations for Across (15 mins), Inside Manus (15 mins) and Unrest VR (15 mins) are approximate, as experiences are interactive and duration may differ from viewer to viewer.
Health and safety: participation in these experiences and using this technology may involve some risks, including (but not limited to): nausea, dizziness, disorientation, visual abnormalities, injury or other discomfort.
With Special Thanks to: University of Melbourne Student Union
VR Programmers: Al Cossar, Kate Fitzpatrick
VR Producer: Steve Spangaro
Production Designer: Hahna Read
VR Volunteer: Laura Bardey
MIFF's Rotary Sync VR 360 video playback system:
Developed by Visual Playground
Devised by Worldview
Interstitials by Worldview