Seated inside Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil’s new 14-minute 3D 360° cinematic experience, a younger woman approaches me. She knowingly lifts the masks resting on the mattress of flowers between us, and slowly locations it on her head. After which I’m transported into the primary scene of the imaginative, Mexican-inspired world of By means of the Masks of LUZIA.
With every scene transition, we each return to find a brand new mystic masks, sitting on this house that appears to exist someplace between reality and the magical worlds on the Cirque du Soleil stage. For a second in time, when this mysterious woman places every new masks on, I see myself in her. Besides as a substitute of a masks, I’ve on my Samsung Gear VR, and I’m positioned subsequent to a roaming jaguar, a demigod of rain, a butterfly, and extra participating creatures.
Felix and Paul all the time start their story development by defining the function of the viewer. The great thing about Cirque du Soleil worlds is the vary of characters that they will enable their viewers to be of their immersive experiences. By means of the Masks of LUZIA takes benefit of the flexibility to play with scale in VR, shifting the size and perspective of the viewer’s character in every scene, from human to bug-sized. The change in viewer size has a superb impact on how every scene feels, and provides one more reason for viewers of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA A Strolling Dream of Mexico present, to additionally experience the complementary 360 content material. That is the first-ever piece developed utilizing each hyper-stereoscopy and hypo-stereoscopy processes.
By means of the Masks of LUZIA is now available free of charge on within the Oculus Retailer and this Fall it can launch on the brand new Cirque du Soleil VR App that may home a whole catalog of the cinematic masterpieces of their collaboration with Felix & Paul, together with Contained in the Field of Kurios, KA: The Battle Inside, and DREAMS OF ‘O’.