Our VR project “Volcanos” was nominated by The Academy for the “Webvideopreis Deutschland” (Web Video Award Germany) in the category 360° videos.
In cooperation with ZDF, one of the largest public service broadcasters in Germany, we successfully realized it’s first VR production for “Terra X”. Already viewed by thousands of visitors at ZDF’s new VR platform, the video is now open for voting as one of three nominees for the Webvideopreis.
The revolutionary possibilities of virtual reality allow a completely new and very intensive experience. We aimed to convey the emotion to witness a “live” event with most authenticity. The foreboding of an imminent volcanic eruption and the start of the eruption itself were a wonderful challenge.
We wanted the user to feel the intensity of a nearly realistic experience. For that purpose, we experimented with new techniques in order to satisfy our demand for a high quality production. The uniquely chosen places which we created prior to the eruption have been put together after lots of trials. Certainly, the immersive impression had to be as intense as possible. In that way, the user experiences the presentiment of the eruption within the hall of a roman temple or during a slow emergence from a canyon. Startled birds fly close by the user, he ultimately dives into a virtual world.