2023 a Requiem
Humanity's tale from turmoil to transcendence.

My latest Virtual Reality film in VR360 Cinema, Premiere December 2023

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2023 a Requiem
A journey through the echoes of humanity, from earthly struggles to celestial wonders

Experience the profound journey of '2023 a Requiem,' a film that navigates the depths of human emotion and the vastness of space. This immersive VR experience melds the stirring beauty of Beethoven's music with a powerful visual narrative.
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"2023 a Requiem" immerses you in a visual odyssey from the tumult of war to the tranquility of the sublime, capturing the multifaceted nature of human experience. Set against the timeless chorus of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy,' this film weaves a narrative that spans the breadth of human emotions and actions. It's an exploration of our collective journey, highlighting the contrasts that define us – from conflict to serenity, despair to hope. As viewers, we are invited to reflect on our role in the universe, surrounded by the grandeur of space and confronted with the consequences of our choices. This journey is not just a cinematic experience; it's a call to introspection and understanding of the intricate dance between chaos and cosmos in our lives.

This cinematic journey is presented in a cutting-edge Virtual Reality 360 stereoscopic format, offering an immersive experience like no other. This innovative approach allows viewers to step directly into the scenes, enveloped by the vivid landscapes of war and peace, earth and cosmos. The use of VR technology not only enhances the visual spectacle but also deepens the emotional connection, inviting audiences to be part of the narrative itself.

If you're eager to experience the journey without a VR headset, a widescreen version is available for flat screens here. This alternative format offers a different yet equally captivating perspective of the film's narrative

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CREDITS
Thanks to the Blender community for all help from tutorials and forums.
3D work in Blender

Editing and audiomix in Final Cut Pro X

Music:
Ode To Joy Chorus, Beethoven

Audio
Final Cut Pro X Audio library
SoundSnap
Pond5

Render farm: RenderStreet

You can see the film in VR 360 stereoscopic with a VR headset in Youtube VR, VeerR VR and Facebook VR.

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The Missing Party
A Mystery Trip into Virtual Reality

My latest Virtual Reality film, Premiere February 2022

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The Missing Party, A Mystery Trip into Virtual Reality

The Missing Party, a mystery trip into Virtual Reality, starts with a strange happening by a swimming pool.
Story: In the sixties, a group decides to leave everything behind. They disappear and are never found again. A swimming pool in a suburban garden house plays a crucial role in this drama.

Cinema VR is a relaxed way to enjoy Virtual Reality, comfortably in the artist's company with his immersive stereoscopic vision.

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Credits

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CREDITS
Thanks to the Blender community for all help from tutorials and forums.
3D work in Blender3.0

Editing and audiomix in Final Cut Pro X

Group in the film:
Anna Gorsetman
Lars and Linda
My wife and I

Music:
Cinematic Spaghetti Western by FicusProsound

Spaghetti Western Lullaby by Stefano Fucili

Audio
Final Cut Pro X Audio library
SoundSnap
Pond5

Render farm: RenderStreet

You can see the film in VR 360 stereoscopic with a VR headset in Youtube VR, VeerR VR and Facebook VR.

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The Monolith, A Space Odyssey in Virtual Reality

In the Monolith, A Space Odyssey in VR, you will experience the real force of Virtual Reality from a cinematographer's point of view.
You will start on the moon with a monolith inspired by Stanley Kubrick, and you will end up in a scenery inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky.
In Between, in the vastness of space, you will have an intimate moment with the sculpture of Michelangelo La Pieta.  Read more

My biggest challenge with this project has been to create a nature environment in Virtual Reality. All nature was modelled with the 3D software Blender.

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Credits

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CREDITS
Thanks to the Blender community for all help from tutorials and forums.
3D work in Blender 2.9
Editing and audiomix in Final Cut Pro X

Addons in Blender:
Trees are made with The Grove
Grass and flowers: Graswald

Sculpture:
La Pietà, Michelangelo: SMK Statens Museum for Kunst
Scan the world, MyMiniFactory

Audio
Final Cut Pro X Audio library
SoundSnap
Pond5

Render farm: RenderStreet

You can see the film in VR 360 stereoscopic with a VR headset in Youtube VR, VeerR VR and Facebook VR.

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The ’?’ Motorist Revisited in Virtual Reality

The ‘?’ Motorist revisited a homage to Walter Robert Booth 1869–1938.

Walter Booth was a pioneer of British film. Like many early filmakers, he had a background as a magician. His use of magic tricks and experimentation with the film medium made him one of the great innovators of his generation.

Booths’ film The ‘?’ Motorist opens with a couple driving a car and a police officer chasing them. The couple escapes by driving straight up the wall of a building and shoot off into the sky. They fly to the moon and beyond to the rings of Saturn. Eventually, they fall back to earth, crash through the roof of a courthouse and end up being chased by the police again. Read more

In my version, a T-Ford arrives on the moon with two women at the wheel. They land and discover a small and beautiful movie theatre, a reminiscence to the early cinemas found on fairgrounds in the early 19th century. Inside the cinema, Booths’ original film starts and we get to experience the movie with the same fresh eyes the public once had in back in 1906.

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Thanks to the Blender Foundation and community for all help.
3D work in Blender 2.8 and editing in Final Cut Pro X

On screen: my wife, Anna Gorsetman and I

Original film by Walter R. Booth: The‘?’Motorist from 1906
Music: Mister Expedition, by Kevin MacLeod
Music: Cheek to Cheek, by Fred Astaire
Music: Iron Horse- Silent film Dark, by Kevin MacLeod Youtube Audio library
Sculptures: Nike of Samothrace by Panomedia
Sculptures: Jason with the Golden Fleece by Geofrey Marchal
Audio: Final Cut Pro X Audio library, SoundSnapPond5
Render farm: RenderStreet

You can see the film in VR 360 stereoscopic with a VR headset in Youtube VR and Facebook VR.

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The brothers Lumière film ”L’arrivée d’un train à la gare de la Ciotat” created a sensation back in 1896. The legend goes that the audience panicked when they saw a train coming directly at them.

For my first virtual reality film I have recreated a complete 3D model of the Ciotat station and the arrival of the train.

The camera also follows a couple in love as together they discover virtual spaces inspired by painters such as de Chirico and Manet.

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Credits

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Thanks to the Blender Foundation and community for all help.

3D work in Blender 2.79 and editing in Final Cut Pro X

Original film from Lumières: L'arrivée d'un train à la Ciotat
Audio: SoundSnap, Final Cut audio library and Pond5
Music: Youtube library, Blue Danube by Richard Strauss
     AudioMusic: Valse no.1 from Valses oubliées, S.215
by Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
Performed by Vadim Chaimovich, Musopen 
HDRI sky: CGSkies and hdri-hub.com
Render farm: RenderStreet

You can see the film in VR 360 stereoscopic with a VR headset in Youtube VR and Facebook VR.

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The Carth

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)


William Turner (1775-1851) blends light and color in his paintings in an extraordinary way. I am particularly fascinated by one of his paintings at the National Gallery in London: "Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway".

Music: Blue Danube by Richard Strauss

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Credits

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Thanks to the Blender Foundation and community for all help.

3D work in Blender 2.7 and editing in Final Cut Pro X
Audio: SoundSnap, Final Cut audio library and Pond5
Music: Youtube library, Blue Danube by Richard Strauss
Willam Turner painting: The National Gallery download page
HDRI sky: CGSkies and hdri-hub.com
Render farm: RenderStreet

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Europa 2016

In 1536, Michelangelo was over sixty years old when he started to paint the Last Judgment in Rome. It took him 6 years to complete.

The famous fresco has been recreated in a 3D environment where the camera sweeps around the numerous characters. The atmosphere is as tense as on a sinking ship following the figures who grasp and climb over each other in desperation. Struggling to reach safety at the top where there is only space for the few.

Etchings in the background by Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720-1778

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Credits

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3D work in Blender and editing in Final Cut pro X.
Audio from Final Cut audio library and from Pond5
Skeleton rig by feelgoodcomics.

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The enigma of La Ciotat

My wife painting at home and later in a landscape inspired by Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978).

The black and white silent film was filmed by the brothers Lumière in France 1895: “L’arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat”, is considered one of the first film ever made.

Music: Valse no.1 from Valses oubliées, S.215 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Performed by Vadim Chaimovich.

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Paintings

The veil, so loaded with meanings these days!
I prefer to search the mysteries it veils.

First painting: unknown artist.
Engraving by Gustav Doré (1832-1883): The Confusion of Tongues.
Second painting by Antonello da Messina
(1430-1479): The Virgin Annunciate.

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Fireplace

First painting: unknown artist.
Engraving by Gustav Doré (1832-1883): The Confusion of Tongues.
Second painting by Antonello da Messina (1430-1479): The Virgin Annunciate

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