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RYOT Announces Free Immersive Film Experience in DTLA HYPERSPECTIVE to screen 360 Degree Immersive Films

RYOT, an immersive media company and Academy Award-nominated studio, announced today a free immersive full-dome film festival experience, HYPERSPECTIVE, is coming to the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Created, powered and curated by META, a 360-degree dome theatre will screen next-generation immersive films from leading artists around the world. Get your free tickets now at meta.is/hyperspective.

Celebrating the infinite multitude of simultaneous perspectives, HYPERSPECTIVE will feature 13+ short and long-format immersive films from award-winning filmmakers David OReilly, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Dirt Empire, and others, along with musical scores by ODESZA, Robot Koch, Danny Bensi + Sunder Jurriaans and many more. See the full festival line-up below, with more programming to be announced soon.

“In a world of increasing polarity and divide, HYPERSPECTIVE is intended to be a reminder that humanity, in fact, shares a multi-layered tapestry of perspectives that all dance together like a holographic improvising jazz orchestra,” said Justin Bolognino, META CEO and HYPERSPECTIVE Creator and Curator. “The overlaps in perspective are much more powerful than the differences between them.”
“Our mission here at RYOT is to provide the world with thought-provoking stories told through immersive platforms,” said Bryn Mooser, RYOT CEO and Co-Founder. “While typical immersive platforms are intimate and personal, what HYPERSPECTIVE provides is a shared experience that elicits awe and emotion in a group setting. RYOT is excited to be working with META to bring the work of all these talented artists to the creative community here in Los Angeles.”

HYPERSPECTIVE screenings begin Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free tickets are available at meta.is/hyperspective. The full three-hour experience includes entry to three programs: “Stories,” showing narrative-based films, “By Design,” showing abstract and experimental films, and “Eye of the Dream,” showing the full-length feature by David OReilly. There will be short breaks between programs for entry and exit should you choose to come to one specific program.


Stories | 2017 | 8:30

Director: Dirt Empire

Music: Danny Bensi & Sunder Jurriaans

‘The Ark’ is a mythic journey of intergalactic survival in the search for a new home. This film premiered at Panorama Music Festival in New York City.

In The Eyes of the Animal

Stories | 2015 | 8:21

Director: Marshmallow Laser Feast

Music: Antoine Betin, SounDoesnTravel

‘In the Eyes of the Animal’ shows the Grizedale forest through the unique eyes of its creatures. Fly above the forest canopy, come face-to-face with hi-definition critters and embody various animals through the use of virtual reality, aerial 360° drone filming, LiDAR and CT scanning.


A Strange Travelogue

Stories | 2018 | 12:00

Director: Julius Horsthuis

“A Strange Travelogue” is an abstract, fractal journey through time. The generative fractals will evoke feelings of antiquity, of the natural world, and future civilizations.

Chain Opera

Stories | 2018 | 15:30

Director: Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst

“Chain Opera” is a documentation of a multi-part Artificial Intelligence training performance conducted with an expanded ensemble.


Stories | 2018 | 3:30

Written and Directed by: Tristan Ferreira

VFX by: Esteban Diacono + Beeple (Mike Winkelman) + Teun van der Zalm + Julius Horsthuis


Executive Producer: Kailene Horlitz

Experience creativity evolve into an idea through an abstract journey of the creative mind. A short film presented by HP | Intel in partnership with ODESZA, powered by HP workstations.



By Design | 2018 | 13:00

Music: Fatima Al Qadiri

Video: Transforma (Luke Bennett, Baris Hasselbach, Simon Krahl)

Mixing: James Kelly

Spatialization: Koenraad Ecker

The title “Extraordinary Alien” is based on the US artist visa classification, “alien with extraordinary ability”. It plays with the notion that all outer space aliens are inherently extraordinary, from the perspective of lowly earthlings. This explains the tendency in science fiction films towards glimpses leading up to a big reveal when the alien is fully unveiled in front of the viewer. The reveal is often followed by disappointment in the alien form, one that rarely meets our extraordinary expectations. How is it that our imagination is incapable of creating a compelling alien form beyond a scant selection perpetuated by Hollywood films?

A coproduction of the Berliner Festspiele / Immersion / The New Infinity and Planetarium Hamburg.


By Design | 2018 | 15:00

Music Director: Robot Koch

Visual Director: Mickael Le Goff

‘Sphere’ takes a trip through space and time, oscillating between dark, synth-driven science-fiction moments and blissful suspension, carried by lush string arrangements. This film premiered at Red Bull Music Festival in Berlin.


Kaleidoscope / Cosmic Sugar

By Design | 2016 | 4:05

Director: David Lobster

Music: MAE

A world-premiere immersive music video from MAE’s new record “Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience” for the song Kaleidoscope. David Lobser’s “Cosmic Sugar” is a simple but elegant GPU-driven simulation space created initially for the HTC Vive. By waving VR wands, the response to guests movements become controls to create digital nebulae, the controls are simple but there are endless possibilities to explore.


Short Film | 2015 | 5:20

Director: Ouchhh

Inspired by New Mexico’s landforms, H OM E OMOR PH ISM explores the transformation of topography by projecting abstract visual representations on primitive objects.

Festival of Animation Berlin Award Trailer

By Design | 2018 | 1:00

Director: Dyrdee

Music: Hofkapllmeister

The process of creative selection is visualized in an epic journey through the insides of a gigantic character. Visual impressions are tossed around and sorted out, climaxing in a dramatic finale. Keeping with the motto, all good things come from above. Created by Dyrdee Media Berlin for the 360-degree competition of the Animation Festival Berlin.


By Design | 2018 | 4:18

Director: Jonathan Thompson | @pointshader

Music: Hyper Real by iTal Tek | @italtek

What worlds are hidden within the data of the music we listen to? While initially conceived as a technical experiment to visualize spectral data extracted from music, when early prototypes started producing beautiful and intricate imagery, the idea arose to construct a world solely from the spectral data from a single song.


By Design | 2018 | 15:00

Project Creators: Aaron Bradbury, Paul Mowbray

Produced By: Paul Mowbray, Antoine Cayrol, Jill Klekas Basmajian

Journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik, through a series of fragmented memories. Over time the fragments become entangled with a haunting vision and new memories are triggered, revealing new pathways as we navigate through the story. Every viewing reveals a different journey illustrating the complex world of memory and grief.


Standalone Program | 2018 | 45:00

Director: David OReilly

Music: Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano

The creation of the Universe beginning moments before the Big Bang. The new interactive work by artist and game designer David OReilly shows the development of life and progresses into our modern world, traveling through billions of years of history. The experience is at turns dramatic and meditative, abstract and familiar, chaotic and ordered. This real-time simulation is governed by an array of interconnected, multi-layered systems inspired by musical composition. These generate beautifully complex, ever-evolving forms and structures, always in motion and producing infinite variation, making every moment unique and unrepeatable. This installation evolved from David OReilly’s award-winning work “Everything,” and draws from a library of objects he created over a 15 year period.

A coproduction of the Berliner Festspiele / Immersion / The New Infinity and Planetarium Hamburg.



Friday, November 30th

8:00 p.m. – New Album Listening Party with Cosmic Sugar Live Experience

It’s no accident that MAE’s fourth studio LP bears the self-fulfilling prophecy of their namesake. Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, the band’s first full-length release in nearly a decade, is the arguable realization of their aspirations since conception. Come hear the new vibrational splendor along with a real-time Cosmic Sugar VR performance by David Lobser.

About RYOT

RYOT is Verizon’s Emmy Award®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated next generation motion picture studio that combines compelling storytelling with immersive experiences. RYOT has produced a range of feature-length and short-form content in traditional and immersive formats with festival premieres at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and Hot Docs among others. Highlights include back-to-back Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary Short. In 2018, RYOT opened a state-of-the-art motion capture studio with the mission to create the new content formats of the future. RYOT’S films can be seen on HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, National Geographic.

About META

META creates and curates multisensory live experiences that ignite the human spirit with technology, design and storytelling. META experiences are crafted to combine intelligence, craft and artistry with live, immersive creative technologies to create unforgettable, awe-inspiring, highly shareable and measurable live moments. We specialize in the Art of Being There. From fully custom projects built “from scratch” to our activation-ready xCollection catalogue of rentable interactive installations, we create memorable experiences and moments for partners, sponsors, and clients. Each project is carefully tailored to the environment, timeline, budget, and scale at hand. Learn more about META at www.meta.is.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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