Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios teamed up to bring you DREAMS OF “O”, the latest virtual reality experience created and produced through this award-winning collaborative partnership. Here's a sneak peek trailer. Then, you can watch a 360 video of the experience at the following link: http://cirk.me/2hSKkPr
DREAMS OF “O” explores the many facets of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece, “O” by Cirque du Soleil. The 12-minute 360-degree, 3D experience submerges the user into a virtual reality universe comprised of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire and surreal amphibious characters. DREAMS OF “O” is now available on Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, the leading mobile VR solution enabling an incredible VR viewing experience. DREAMS OF “O” is the first-ever VR experience to combine simultaneous underwater and slow-motion shooting, which required significant technical advancement to accomplish using Felix & Paul Studios’ proprietary camera technology.
This is the third collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios. At the 2017 SXSW Festival, DREAMS OF ‘’O’’ VR experience, received a ‘’SXSW - Special Jury Recognition – 360 Video for Technical Excellence’’. The companies previously produced the critically acclaimed Inside the Box of KURIOS, which won a 2016 Emmy® Award in the Outstanding Interactive Media - Original Daytime Program or Series category. In October 2016, KÀ The Battle Within was introduced at the Oculus Connect 3 conference in San Jose, California and was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the official selection of the festival’s Cutting Edge POP VR line-up.
“Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ is one of the world’s most innovative theatrical productions inspired by the infinity and elegance of water's pure form and delivered by world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers,” said Sebastian Sylwan, Chief Technology Officer at Felix & Paul Studios. “To immerse viewers in the same ethereal, dreamlike mood in an original VR experience, we combined simultaneous underwater and slow-motion shooting—a feat that required us to significantly modify our proprietary camera technology, merging the two techniques to more poignantly evoke the artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance of ‘O’”.