The Sundance film festival is known around the world as being full of innovative new techniques that send the film world into a frenzy. It is at this festival that many new directors come to the forefront of the industry, showing the world just what they can do with a camera. This year, ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ debuted at the festival, which used 120FPS slow motion VR video to bring the experience into a new dimension.
The film is based on the battle of Antetam, known as the single most deadly day-long battle in American Civil War history. There are 150 different Civil War actors with action and explosions going on throughout in order to portray the horrors of war. Though the film lasts only 9 minutes, because it is a 360 degree film it is able to be viewed multiple times over with different experiences every time.
The film uses new innovative techniques such as body cameras in order to show the war through the main character’s eyes, and can be viewed on a huge number of different platforms. If you’re interested, you can watch it on YouTube, Facebook, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR. While you can only get the full stereoscopic 3D view with a virtual reality headset, it is still a very immersive experience if watching it in 2D.
Are you interested in checking out the film? There certainly is not shortage of methods to watch it, so let us know how you like it.