Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

We shine the spotlight on LA-based immersive filmmaker Celine Tricart in this week’s episode, a conversation in the VRScout studio hosted by Malia and Zeynep. Celine produced and co-directed Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies,” a VR experience about the Yazidi women fighting ISIS in Iraq, and we talk about how the unique 360° video was made and how filmmakers should conceptualize and design immersive experiences - http://www.celine-tricart.com

THIS WEEK’S (3/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (3/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

This week’s episode kicks off in the studio with Malia and Jonathan and wraps up with a short interview at SXSW w/ Matt Neutra from Bose, talking about the just-announced Bose AR-- what they’re calling the world’s first audio augmented reality platform. In the studio we talk about the future of transportation and how Uber wants to bring VR and AR to your morning commute in self-driving vehicles, how Google has made incorporating real world locations into your AR apps easy (and why that’s important), the new Vive Pro that is now available for pre-order, how Steven Spielberg used VR to film the upcoming movie Ready Player One, and all about Magic Leap’s new creator portal - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

 

THIS WEEK’S (2/27/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/27/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

On this week's news update, Malia and Jonathan talk about recent advances w/ Google's ARCore and what it means, a song made by AI just got a gorgeous 360° music video, HTC gives more power to their VR executives as they merge their smartphone and VR divisions, Pluto is a social VR chat app that works across different VR experiences, AR-powered drone company DroneBase raises $12M, and RealWear is an industrial-grade AR wearable company that announced a $17M Series A round of funding - www.vrscout.com/podcast

THIS WEEK’S (2/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

On this week’s VR/AR news update, Malia and Jonathan talk all about exciting updates from Magic Leap, including an NBA partnership... plus MORE news on the NBA and VR in general (because the NBA looooves VR), you can take a virtual “in-flight” dining course at an airline-themed restaurant in Japan, enterprise VR design tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ raises $1.7M, and social VR sports platform livelike Raises $9.6 Million - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

THIS WEEK’S (2/13/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/13/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

In this week's episode, Malia and Jonathan give a sneak peek into the sold-out debut of Dreamscape Immersive's social VR experience in LA. Also, the futuristic AR eSports Tournament HADO WORLD CUP is coming to the US, Intel's new AR prototype will project your incoming texts into your retinas with lasers, Walmart acquires a VR startup, Magic Leap raises more money, 8th Wall took on $8M for their platform for mobile AR, and Vreal has raised $11.7M for their VR broadcasting platform - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

THIS WEEK’S (2/6/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/6/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

In this week's episode, Malia and Jonathan dig into all the recent VR/AR news--  you can immerse yourself in the Olympic action in South Korea by putting on a VR headset, and Olympic athletes are actually training for their competitions using VR. We chat about the iPhone X's facial-mapping and the power of individualized animojis, discuss the new Vive Focus standalone headset which has launched in China (and nowhere else!) while we wait for the Vive Pro to be released in the west, Light Field Lab announced a $7M funding round to develop their light field displays, VirZOOM took on $5.5M in funding to further develop their stationary VR bikes, and Positron has raised $1.4M in seed funding to progress development on its VR motion chair.

The Sundance Episode

The Sundance Episode

A combination of VRScout team coverage and live interviews with Sundance creators, this episode is a fun time. Our intro conversation features Eric Chevalier (Co-founder) and Zeynep Abes (Community Lead) from the VRScout team, and we talk about content trends at Sundance, some of our personal favorite experiences, and how Sundance has evolved over the past few years. We then segue into 3 mini-interviews featuring Eliza McNitt (lead artist on Spheres, which just set a VR acquisition record for $1.4M), Samantha Gorman (of Tenderclaws, which exhibited tenderAR), and Jake Rubin (of HaptX, which exhibited their haptic glove that lets you feel sensation in VR).

The LIVE VR/AR Conversation at the YouTube House at Sundance

The LIVE VR/AR Conversation at the YouTube House at Sundance

Welcome to a conversation that was recorded live at the YouTube House during Sundance on January 18th, 2018. We talk about past and current 360° content trends (as well as the emerging 180° format) from both the creator and platform perspectives, how the immersive media part of Sundance has evolved over the past few years, and we dive into a couple of VR videos which premiered at Sundance. Both of these two experiences are immersive companion pieces to known names in traditional entertainment: Wes Anderson and Fox’s Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality) which was created in partnership w/ Felix & Paul for Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion film Isle of Dogs, and Step Up: High Water - VR Edition which is an exclusive immsersive dance sequence from the YouTube Red Originals series Step Up: High Water. Featuring Brendan Handler (FoxNext), Paul Raphael (Felix & Paul Studios), Erin Teague (YouTube VR), Andy Stack (Arcturus Studios), David Luner (Lionsgate), and Julia Trost (Google VR/AR). Hosted by Malia Probst (VRScout).