Faoladh is a stereoscopic virtual reality film that follows the perilous journey of a 9th century Irish child who's village is attacked by Viking raiders. In the film you take on role of a wolf like guardian spirit and protector of the children from the woods of ancient Ireland.In collaboration with Google VR and the V-Sense Project Trinity College, Tile Films have created Ireland's first live action VR film. The film also formed part of a research paper and will be shown at the International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling 2018.
There is a huge amount of planning you need to do when shooting something like this. You need to borrow from UX design and combine that with traditional storytelling to create a journey that allows for moments of both rest and exhilaration - sort of like designing a roller coaster, the path we take must be meticulously mapped.
Faoladh is available to watch in VR but can also be shown on a cinema screen like any other film.
You can now read an interview with 'Faoladh' director Delcan Dowling on the Mobile Movie Making website - talking all things VR and the process of bringing 'Faoladh' to life. mobilemoviemaking.com
Our most successful screenings have been when we brought retro red/blue 3d glasses, the audience get to see the 3D effect of the film and keep the glasses for fun a photos after.
(these glasses cost just 1 cent per pair)
Or you can watch it using good old red/blue 3d glasses!
Faoladh will be shown on a 700 square meter immersive cinema as part of the Beyond festival in Heilbronn Germany.
This giant 3D cinema comes complete with fog and wind effects along with a rotating seating platform for the most immersive experience possible without a headset. It’s the perfect place for Faoladh and were delighted to be collaborating with Experimenta and the Beyond festival team on its screening.