Canal+ Betting on VR Fiction & Partnered w/ Exzeb Producing “Be The Hero” Spinoff of a TV Serie
Canal+ is in partnership with VR studio Exzeb, has produced a virtual reality spinoff (the first of its kind in Europe) of the channel’s an award winning TV series “Le Bureau des Légendes”. “One Final Test” is a 360 film that puts the viewer in the shoes of an aspiring counter terrorist agent as he prepares for a final interview with the Bureau’s bosses. During the meeting, an unexpected alert sends the viewer on a dangerous mission throughout Paris.
The experience was shot by Exzeb entirely from a first person point of view on the show’s real set and with its respective actors. As a result, the immersion is total and allows the fan to live its greatest dream: become the show’s hero. Making the viewer feel like being in the skin of a spy on a mission required the scriptwriters to forget traditional cinema language and explore 360 degree immerive and subjective storytelling . On the technical side, kinetic live action VR required the use of uniquely customized 360 degree camera rigs and the recreation of realistic 360 sound effects.
The final experience perfectly illustrates Canal+’s ambitions around VR: innovate without compromising quality and lead in what is destined to become tomorrow’s most immersive form of entertainment. The 360 experience is available on Canal+’s website. Julien Denoel, VR producer on the film, is available for interviews.
Exzeb is an awardwinning VR production studio based in London and Paris, founded by Eric Nyira, a dance choreographer, and Julien Denoel, a digital entrepreneur. Building on their experience in performing arts, Exzeb is dedicated to move VR storytelling forward and spark off visceral reactions , profound emotions and truly transform the viewer’s behavior. More information on www.exzeb.com
Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video
YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
From mobile and tablets
To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:
LE BUREAU DES LEGENDES – Dernière mission avant départ – VR 360° CANAL+
Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.
For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.