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Cannes selects Yale students' film to be showcased as part of the Cannes NEXT VR Library

Pippa’s Pan   is a reactive VR short film. It takes you, our Agent, through the forest of Pippa’s mind to help re-capture fragments of her forgotten memories. Experimenting with techniques in animation, world building, motion-capture, 3D spatial audio, and even light field technology, Pippa’s Pan  is set to be one of virtual reality’s first hybrid live-action short films.

A literal forest woven from the sinews of our team’s ideas and youthful naiveté, our group of young dreamers will deconstruct concepts of storytelling to re-invent the relationship between audience and narrative. 

Pippa’s Pan   was recently selected for the 2017 Festival de Cannes and will be showcased as part of the Cannes NEXT VR Library. The film experience also recently won 3rd place at the AT&T VR/AR Challenge at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. 

Pippa’s Pan 盼 website: https://pippaspan.com/

Press coverage: http://news.yale.edu/2017/03/29/yale-students-collaborate-prize-winning-virtual-reality-film (Yale News)

AT&T press/live interview: https://developer.att.com/blog/vr-ar-challenge-pippas-pan