Is This Virtual Reality Experience The Next Evolution Of The Music Video?

Is This Virtual Reality Experience The Next Evolution Of The Music Video?

Is This Virtual Reality Experience The Next Evolution Of The Music Video?

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Will Virtual Reality Music Videos change the way we interact with our favorite music?

The short answer is yes, but maybe not in the way we think. At least not right away.

Right now, however, VR has already changed way we immerse ourselves into that music.

One of the best examples of this tech comes from Lytro and their Light Field imaging platform.

Basically, Light Field imaging allows creators to capture image with a certain amount of real-life depth and light movement.

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Imagine being so immersed in a music video, it’s almost as if you’re there in person.

Now, place yourself at the center of every rhythm, hum, and octave in this re-imagining of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” featuring vocalist Bobby Halverson.

Now, this 360° video doesn’t really come close to the true experience, but it does give you a sense of the 3d (ambisonic) sound. As you move around the scene, the sound “moves” with you (the experience is better with headphones).

While the experience may seem ‘slow’ compared to today’s entertainment, “Hallelujah” represents a massive leap forward in making VR feel more ‘real’.

Check out the making of ‘Hallelujah’ below, and if you have a VR headset handy, head here to get a more immersive experience.

The making of “Hallelujah” Virtual Reality Music Video:

Directed by Zach Richter, “Hallelujah” is a WITHIN Original created in partnership with Lytro.

You can find out more about Lytro and the “Hallelujah” project here.

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Kris Hi there! Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Sights and Sounds. Been doing this music writing thing for most my life in one way or another and loving every opportunity it's brought along. Shoot me an email if you have any suggestions for the website, comments, or if you just want to chat. Cheers!