Conscious Existence

A Cinematic VR Short Film Experience

This cinematic virtual reality short film experience is another personal project of mine and my second endeavour in the world of 360/VR after Longing for Wilderness.

You are gifted every moment with life's most precious achievement: A conscious mind, enabling you to sense and hold within, the universe's boundless beauty - a source of infinite inspiration that fuels your inner space.

Our way of thinking about life influences our perception of the world around us. False priorities can act like blinders and make us overlook the ever-present beauty of the universe, which can be our greatest source of energy and inspiration. A positive and grateful mindset enables us to harvest that energy to fuel our inner space and retain well-being. With this virtual-reality experience I express my own appreciation for and feelings about the gift of life. We need keep our ability to see the world through the wondering eyes of a child.
It is a journey within that hopefully will touch you on an emotional level and make you transcend into a relaxed and appreciative state of mind.

This project is part of the VR NOW Initiative at the Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-W├╝rttemberg, received some support from Mettle, NVidia and Subpac and is part of the Kaleidoscope VR portfolio. I'm always looking for partners in distribution.

The experience is dedicated to my soulmate Julie Boehm who is living exactly what this piece is about, by seeing the magic in every little thing and embellishing the world with her own creations that are a tribute to the beauty that surrounds us.
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My first priority is to bring this piece to an audience in the highest audio-visual quality possible.

Coming soon. Exciting cooperations coming up!

SIGGRAPH Conference Submission Jury about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"There are so many good things to say about this project. It's an amazing introspective experience that is one stunning visual after another. Some scenes I had difficulty discriminating between CG and reality. I liked the continuous camera motion forward. My favorite scene is the Aurora Borealis with the ocean reflecting it. I loved the organic particle simulations that swirled together and burst into colorful smoke."

"An extremely visually and conscience raising piece. I would put this over standard filmed 360 experiences due to all of the CG used to produce the imagery."

Sneak Peek presentations of CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE at FMX 2018

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