'Virtual Viking – The Ambush’ won best VR Film at BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival this weekend. The collaboration with immersive media company Hammerhead saw RSA Films create the world’s first virtual reality battle scene using volumetric capture.
The experience uses a ground-breaking combination of technology to create a hyper-realistic Viking ship-based drama that unfolds in real time. Over 30 actors were filmed in Hammerhead’s London-based volumetric capture studio, Dimension, using 106 cameras which generated 10GB of data per second. Additionally, Norway’s west coast was recreated using photogrammetry to create a historically accurate setting for the experience.
Tech Radar called it the ‘most immersive VR’ they'd seen. You can read the article here
The Ridley Scott Creative Group company Black Dog Films also saw directors Grandmas pick up a win at Aesthetica with their short film ‘Norteños’. The Best Comedy Short follows Barry, a mild-mannered dimwit from somewhere in the northwest of England as he attempts to elicit the help of his former lover Linda, in a local social club after brutally murdering his grandmother.