Sundance Institute New Frontier / Jaunt VR Residency Program Inducts Three New Projects
Sundance Institute and Jaunt Studios have announced their latest class of creatives to join the Sundance Institute New Frontier | Jaunt VR Residency Program. Daniel Arsham, Yung Jake, and Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld will participate in the six-month immersive residency. During the program, the artists will experiment with new ways of delivering narrative through cinematic virtual reality.
They will also receive a grant to make their virtual reality short films. In addition, they will receive post-production support and access to Jaunt’s professional cinematic VR camera, Jaunt ONE, as well as its suite of production pipeline tools, and Jaunt Cloud Services (JCS), which include cloud-based stitching and rendering.
The first artist inducted into the program in November 2015 was Australian interactive artist, Lynette Wallworth, with her now critically-acclaimed project, Collisions.
The three new projects entering the program span several genres. The projects are detailed below (with descriptions courtesy of Sundance Institute):
Artist Daniel Arsham enters the residency program with his project, Chilled Soba, which transports viewers in more ways than one. With themes pertaining to time travel and natural disaster, a trip to the iconic Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo is only just the beginning.
Master of many digital forms, artist and rapper, Yung Jake, brings his unique mind-bending aesthetic to the virtual realm in LOOK 2. It’s an experimental music video meets rap meets virtual reality with the internet’s favorite artist.
Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld
Filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin joins forces with director and writer Saschka Unseld to bring audiences Through You, a love story over a lifetime in virtuality. The project, which explores topics ranging from love and rage to passion and mortality, spans nearly two decades, from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.