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RISE

The confluence of Virtual Reality and Science Fiction Cinema.

 

RISE is a fully immersive virtual reality experience that tells the story of a robot uprising from the perspective of a sentient robot agitator who’s been captured. The project explores the confluence of VR and science fiction cinema.

Director David Karlak teamed up with Nurulize to create a unique VR experience that captures every minute detail and allows participants to experience a cinematic moment frozen in time.

RISE is a fully immersive virtual reality experience that tells the story of a robot uprising from the perspective of a sentient robot agitator who’s been captured. The project explores the confluence of VR and science fiction cinema.

Creating the VR experience for RISE came with its share of technical challenges, particularly for the more innovative elements. Scott Metzger and the VR start-up Nurulize, that he co-founded, spearheaded the enormous task of creating a hyper-realistic virtual experience. Starting with the environment captured with FARO LIDAR scans, HDR photography, and the XXArray character captures, Scott Metzger and Nurulize used these enormous data sets to reconstruct the scene in its entirety.

The project was one of the Oculus/Tribeca Storyscapes curated selections to be featured along at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Storyscapes event and was nominated for best Art Direction and the first annual VR Proto Awards.

 

 
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Nominated

Best Art Direction

 
 
 

CREDITS

Directed by DAVID KARLAK

VR by SCOTT METZGER

Produced by NURULIZE and DAVID KARLAK

Written by MARCUS DUNSTAN & PATRICK MELTON

Music by ZACK HEMSEY

Sound design by JULIAN SLATER

Starring RUFUS SEWELL & ANTON YELCHIN

Character scans by ALEXX HENRY'S xxArray