Uncanny Valley Blurs The Line Between Reality, VR

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Uncanny Valley Blurs The Line Between Reality, VR
May 2, 2017

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution. Behind the scenes coming soon! Stay connected, but not too much ;)

 

Artwork and process in 3dar.com

 

REDITS
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
FEDERICO HELLER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
GERMAN HELLER
BRANDON MASEDA

 

Representation: 3dar / info@3dar.com

 

Here is "Uncanny Valley" short film with English and French subtitles.
All right reserved.

 

Virtual reality, to me is...
The only reality.
I remember the first time I tried it.
I thought to myself
"Wow,
"I'm never gonna be bored again."
17 hours of combat a day,
a hundred kills, about 8,
10 deaths.
Five senses support.
360 degrees immersion.
Enhanced pain.
I wake up, check on my rankings,
and go straight to the battlefield.
My life offline is simple.
I log there.
Sleep there.
The bathroom's there and that's it.
I haven't left this house in...
quite a few years.
I had trouble with the law, in the past.
With VR I feel like I can express myself.
Express my anger.
In a way that's not dangerous.
I feel like
I can be myself
and not go to jail for it.
My job is to provide psychological assistance
in VR dependent neighborhoods.
To be honest,
they don't seem to manifest any interest in being a part of society.
And,
looking at their present conditions
I don't think they'd have a place either.
I don't feel comfortable around people.
I don't really know
what I should say or do.
The game play is...
It's just simpler.
There's no people.
Just targets.
Move! Move!
Another man down. 1-3, let's try to get our formation back.
- There's another stampede coming. - Roger that.
6-5, we're moving south west, over.
November, is there a reason you're standing there?
- What are you looking at? - Just go without me.
- Roger that. - Let's keep moving steady.
We should be approaching our target any second now.
What the hell are you doing?!
Stop it! You're shooting into thin air!
November! Are you...
---
Who are you?
Hey!
Hey!
What's wrong with you, soldier? Who the hell are you talking to?
5-5, I don't know what his problem is,
but he's standing there and he's pretty useless.
Just keep on the good channel, ladies.
I've got another ghost inside.
Life have limits...
... to slow.
Nothing happens.
It's too quiet.
- Boring. - It's lonely.
- It's depressing. - I don't like it.
I want it to be as intense as possible.
As real
as possible.
Attention, there's a ghost straight four minutes of your location.
Be prepared for a frontal assault. Have your ammunition ready.

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