This ongoing research into virtual reality continues my compositional, technical, and poetic inquiry into immersive contact with moving images. The materials are made up of steroscopic-3D spherical image environments, modeled geometries / animations, synthetic and recorded sounds to create a hybrid cinematic space. In addition to the technical challenges VR presents, I am also confronted with new questions of time / space / perspective in narrative and personal expression.
Memoir II is a virtual reality experience with guided movement using the HTC Vive head-mounted display. Image and sound materials are assembled and composed using custom scripts in the Unity game-engine. Geometric content is created in Maya, and stereoscopic 360 degree photography is recorded with a portable beam-splitting stereo camera rig.