Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab asked Talespin to collaborate on “The Crystal Reef”, a movie debuting at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where Virtual Reality and interactive storytelling took center stage this year. The Tribeca Film Festival has a celebrated legacy of innovative storytelling and it was a natural extension to include both 360º video and VR experiences in the VR Arcade section of this year’s festival. (Sundance Film Film Festival, SXSW, TIFF and other such events have become the premiere showcases of notable projects in VR).
The Crystal Reef set out to use VR to tell the story of what reef acidification is and why we should care. The piece transports viewers to Italy where they see the effects of CO2 on a reef first hand in an attempt to better explain the potentially devastating impacts this issue might have on our planet.
- Virtual reality (VR) and interactive storytelling took center stage at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T
- The Virtual Arcade invites audiences to explore the world of VR, taking them to vastly different places via projects crafted by some of the leading creators working in the medium
- Talespin worked alongside Standford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab to complete The Crystal Reef
- Talespin helped use the power of VR to better explain an issue that impacts us all and is not getting the attention it deserves