CieAR’s Interactive Augmented Reality Film Experience, City of Ghosts To Premiere at FIVARS
Quebec City, Qc – September 7, 2017 – CieAR is pleased to announce that its interactive, augmented reality film experience, City of Ghosts, will premiere as an official selection of the FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories in Toronto, September 15-17 at the House of VR. FIVARS focuses on curating the best immersive story-driven content from around the world with the aim of exploring and nurturing this platform for new narrative forms. This year, FIVARS received 250 entries for its festival. Established in 2015 it was the first festival of its kind and openly encourages viewers to enjoy and connect to stories in AR and VR while challenging content creators to showcase ideas that defy and transcend the status quo.
City of Ghosts is an interactive, mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users ̶ equipped with a smart phone, tablet or AR glasses, to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶ all within an elaborate scenario and even across several locations.
City of Ghosts invites visitors to make a journey through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶ all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places. In City of Ghosts, participants find themselves at the beginning of the 20th century in the middle of a criminal investigation. Their spectroscope (tablet) helps them solve the mystery and the circumstances around the death of La Stilla, one of the most famous sopranos of the Belle Époque.
The spectroscope is a ‘magical device’ that will give visitors special powers and help them be an active participant in City of Ghosts. When sufficiently “magnetized”, their spectroscope allows them to see haunted places, ghosts and the aura of objects, to resuscitate the past, interact within scenes, unlock hidden auras and see things that nobody else can see. During the experience, players of all ages are invited to discover your city and explore different real venues such as theaters, museums, historical and cultural locations and other places of interest.
At FIVARS, participants will have the opportunity to interact with the film and meet City of Ghosts director Olivier Asselin. (http://imdb.to/2vQsEYa).
CieAR is a developer and producer of customized interactive and immersive content that takes storytelling to a new level, completely changing the cinematic experience. Bring your body along! CieAR offers unprecedented interactivity, delivering a unique interactive AR film experience to visitors of any age – with a smartphone, tablet or video glasses –who interact in real space and time with life-sized 3D virtual characters. Ideal applications include municipalities, events, historical venues, theme parks and corporations. Film directors and producers can also use the CieAR Platform to enhance their existing creative assets.
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