"Humans have long been able to immerse themselves in other worlds, through oral story or novels, painting, photographs, television, cinema and pure imagination. The mind does not travel alone -- the body most certainly comes along for the ride."- Nonny de la Peña, Co-Founder, Emblematic Group
Explore the immersive nature of storytelling with both your mind and body at the Northampton Film Festival (http://www.northamptonfilmfestival.com) for our second Public VR Lab event. Sink yourself into our national parks; navigate through stories about loss, social issues, and immersive journalism, and create art in VR.
We'll screen and have speakers who will give short talks throughout the day about ten interactive and immersive experiences on VIVEs, Gear VRs, and via Hololens, including Emblematic Group's volumetric VR pieces Kiya & Across the Line; FRONTLINE's new interactive project called Inheritance as well as their immersive journalism pieces; Specterras' "Envelopvision" experience of Zion National Park, VR demos with local talent from the Pioneer Valley Game Developers, and art-making in VR via Tiltbrush and VR Doodler.
Join us for an awesome weekend of art, film, storytelling, games, VR, and community participation. As part of the NFF, Mono No Aware (http://mononoawarefilm.com/) from Brooklyn, NY will offer a day-long 16mm and Super-8 filmmaking workshop on Sunday, October 2nd. The Crowdsourced Cinema (http://crowdsourcedcinema.com/) community art project will screen their take of the Princess Bride on Sunday evening, where 40+ teams each contributed their remade scenes and an original score was created by western Mass musicians.