20 de enero de 2016

#Chornobyl360VR, an #VR interactive documentary from the heart of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The  team  of  young  professionals  from  Ukraine  bring  to  Kickstarter, on 8th February 2016,  a  high-tech  project devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.
Chornobyl360  is  the  Ukrainian  interactive  documentary  about  the  Chornobyl  Nuclear Power  Plant  (NPP)  and  nearby  Exclusion  Zone  filmed  by  a  360-degree  spherical camera. The  movie  will  be  available  for  Virtual  Reality  (VR)  headsets  such  as  Oculus  Rift, Samsung  Gear  VRs,  Google  Cardboards  etc.  There  will  also be  a version  for  tablets, smartphones and desktops.

“The aim of the project is to attract attention to the consequences of human activity on the planet Earth using an amazing world of Virtual Reality,”   project author and producer Kirill Pokutnyy said.

Latest   technology   gives   users   an   opportunity   to   plunge   into   the   breathtaking atmosphere  through  the  various  scenes  from  the  unique  locations  of  the  catastrophic nuclear  accident  that  occurred  at  the  Chornobyl  NPP  in  Ukraine  (then  officially  the Ukrainian  SSR).

They  will  have  an immersive  experience  of  moving through  the  ghost city  of  Pripyat  and  the  Exclusion  Zone,  and  have  the  opportunity to  take  part  in  the construction process of the new sarcophagus. Users  will  also  interact  with  living  witnesses  of  that  tragic  events.  NPP  workers, liquidators of the disaster, engineers and locals, who have managed to return to live in the polluted area, will share their memories about the tragedy.

In  this  documentary  360-degree  live  video  from  drones,  CGI  graphics,  and  3D  sound are  used. The  viewer  will  also  have interactive  navigation  through  the  whole  plot. The team  are  also  working  on  photogrammetry  3D  scenes,  one  of  them  is  reactor  control room.

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All VR Education team.