VR immersive 360° Film 23min
Script & Director : Christian Zipfel
Post Production: Evgeny Kalachikhin
Director of Photography: Jana Pape
Production: Niklas Burkhardt, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Ever since sedentism, mankind has been creating closed and strictly regulated rooms. They facilitate the satisfaction of human drives and therefore provide a basis for our culture. Rooms will let you immerse into five intimate room realities. Having an anthropological view on the presented world, the narration follows the rooms’ archaic processes and watches the rooms’ dramatised physical development. The rooms are defined as a socially important construct rather than just space framed by walls. Which fundamental functions do rooms have for mankind? Is it possible to disobey or question our culture’s rules? What happens to a room, when civilisation has left its space?
The experience was filmed with the Nozia OZO at various locations in Germany. It premiered 2018 at the 75. la biennale cinemar linear VR competition. Followed by winning the Prix Immersion award at the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma – FNC.
The Jury says: “This project, with its seamless editing, fully-realized aesthetic and strong sound treatment, is of rare quality and allows us to enter behind closed doors to see private rituals. Meaningful, beautiful and so complete.” ROOMS was also invited to VR-competitions at renowned Festivals in BUSAN Thessaloniki, Adeline. The german version you can see at ZDF Kultur. http://vr.zdf.de/rooms/ It’s available in french and english as well.
ROOMS is a 360 ° / VR experience that declares the room to be the protagonists. Based on Sigmund Freud’s drive theory, the film explores how the sedentary man has created rooms and imposed these rooms with rules to regulate life in a settled community.
The experience was filmed with the Nozia OZO at various locations in Germany.