When Beck reimagined David Bowie’s 1977 song “Sound and Vision,” Chris Milk set out to literally recreate the experience of cinematic sound and vision. Milk captured the performance using newly patented technologies like full spherical image capture and 360-degree binaural/multinaural audio recording. Now reengineered for a virtual reality platform, this special presentation allows the user to inhabit the first live-action virtual reality (VR) film for the Oculus Rift. As audiences are able to stand on the stage with Beck or roam the audience and orchestra, immersed in audiovisual richness and freedom of movement, the viewing experience of a recorded concert is radically transformed.
Chris Milk is an artist, director, and photographer who has created music videos for Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Jack White, U2, Gnarls Barkley, Green Day, and many more. Known for his artistically and technologically innovative approach to cross-media storytelling, Milk’s acclaimed interactive projects include The Johnny Cash Project and Wilderness Downtown (with Arcade Fire). His interactive installation artworks have been shown around the world including New York City's MoMA and London's Tate Modern.
Cast and Credits
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Samantha Storr
Executive Producers: Jon Kamen, Frank Scherma, Justin Wilkes, Jon Doran
THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IS ONE PROGRAM OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT
DISCOVERS AND SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT FILM AND THEATRE ARTISTS FROM THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD
AND INTRODUCES AUDIENCES TO THEIR NEW WORK.