Director Vincent Morriset Takes You on a Magical 360-Degree Walk Through the Woods
Animation, Walking Simulator Conceived as VR Experience
Feb 10, 2015
Vincent Morriset, the experimental director behind Arcade Fire's interactive Neon Bible and Just a Reflektor videos, has teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) for his latest project, Way to Go.
The immersive experience combines animation, 360-degree video capture and music with a walking simulator; you're taken into a black and white forest as an animated character whom you can move, control and take whichever way you choose. There's no gaming element here; it's more akin to being in a mysterious wood and simply taking a walk around, and as such, it's somewhat magical.
While Way to Go is actually designed for virtual reality -- it was launched as a project utilizing Oculus Rift VR at the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier Program last month -- you can also experience it using Google Chrome. It was produced by Morriset's own studio AATOAA in collaboration with the Canadian NFB and France Televisions.
Morriset previously teamed up with the NFB for BlaBla, an online film in which users can interact with the animation.