Bodh Gaya: The Land of Buddha’s Enlightenment
Bodh Gaya is the most holy place for Buddhists. Situated by the bank of river Neranjana in the Indian state of Bihar, King Ashoka was the first to build a temple here.
The story of Buddha
Buddha was born in 563 BC in what is now Nepal on the following auspicious Baisakhi purnima. As Siddhartha, he renounced his family at the age of 29 in 534 BC and travelled and meditated in search of truth.
After practicing self-mortification for six years at Urubela (Bodh Gaya) in Gaya, he gave up that practice because it did not give him Vimukthi. Then he discovered Noble Eight-fold path without help from anyone and practiced it, then he attained Buddhatva or enlightenment.
Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World
Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in northern India, it is known as the Yoga Capital of the World and Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.
It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places in India. Sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.
The Ganges, one of the most sacred rivers in India, flows through Rishikesh. Here the river leaves the Shivalik Hills in the Himalayas and flows into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient and new, are along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Rishikesh, nicknamed “Yoga Capital of the World”, has numerous yoga centres that attract visitors from all over the world.
EDF Energy: Inside A Nuclear Reactor
Experience the inside of a nuclear reactor from the size of an atom with virtual reality
Shrink to the size of an atom and journey with us to the core of a nuclear reactor. Using virtual reality and CGI animation you can travel where no one has gone before. Watch how nuclear fission happens inside our power stations and how the energy is then used as steam to turn our turbines – producing electricity for your home.
Key Monastery – A World Within A World
Key Monastery (Kye Gompa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India.
It is believed that the monastery is at least a thousand years old. It accommodates nearly 250 monks, who reside within the sacred walls in winter, and stay during the summer with their parents or brothers.
Kumbh Mela – Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth
Kumbh Mela is one of the largest spiritual gatherings of people on Planet Earth. It is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers — at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godavari, and at Prayagraj on the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati. Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter, the holiest time occurring at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied.
Attendees at the Kumbh Mela come from all walks of life, ranging from sadhus (holy men), who remain naked year-round or practice the most severe physical discipline, to hermits, who leave their isolation only for these pilgrimages, and even to silk-clad teachers using the latest technology. Vast crowds of disciples, friends, and spectators join the individual ascetics and organisations.
David Cleverdon – 360 Immersive
ABOUT: I have been in the production marketing industry since the mid-80s. This includes video production, motion graphics, web development, app development, training, and trade show support. I have always believed technology could bring something new to our clients and built my first website in 1994. Around the same time, I developed flash-based CD-ROM presentations that trained Hewlett-Packard employees within HP’s printer and mass storage divisions. When VR became commercially available in December 2014, I felt it was a real opportunity to look at a new form of storytelling that could immerse somebody in a specific message or idea. Movies, TV, training presentation (generally supported by PowerPoint): these are all passive experiences…and virtual reality allowed us to engage a viewer in an active immersive experience. To me it was a real game changer.
Hermès: Hors Les Murs
A Stunning VR Experience Explores the First Crystal Maker in Continental Europe
From November 18th – 26th, 2016, Le Carreau du Temple in Paris hosted “Hermès hors les murs,” an itinerant celebration of craftsmanship. At the event, first established in 2011, artisans from ten Hermès métiers met the public and share their expertise, experience and passion.
The craftspeople at one particular workshop stood out, and their story was waiting to be told. UNIT9 created a VR experience that brought to life the inner workings of Saint-Louis—the first crystal maker in continental Europe
Celebrity Edge Cruise VR Training and Sales Solution
Celebrity Cruises is a world-class, cruise vacation company.
Xennial Digital is a leading eXtended Reality (XR) company, focused on helping educational and corporate institutions develop highly immersive and results-driven learning experiences through VR and Mixed Reality.
In early 2018, the organizations joined forces to create a VR training and sales solution to help travel agents and onboard sales agents learn about the new Celebrity Edge cruise ship, 11 months before its launch.
Terrafugia VR for Product Visualization
Terrafugia is Using VR for Product Visualization – The Future of Mobility From Ground to Air
How can you demonstrate the future of transportation when your engineers are still developing the product? VR is a great way to bring people into a product demonstration and tell them the story when it is still being developed. Groove Jones recently helped Terrafugia bring their concept to life. The TF-2 is a three-part transportation system consisting of a passenger or cargo cabin that is transported by an air vehicle and a road vehicle. Terrafugia is a company is currently working on combining two modes of travel – both land and air.
Visualizing the Customer Journey
Below are screenshots of the VR production that was created to demonstrate how a traveler can order a ride via a mobile App, be transported to a pickup location and then travel via the air to a remote location.
The production utilized both CGI visual effects and 360º video, captured on location.
STUDIO: Groove Jones
My Africa 360VR
My Africa 360VR
OFFICIAL SELECTION TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER – AT&T FILM AWARDS: BEST 360 FILM
WINNER- GOLD TELLY AWARD: CRAFT – BEST USE OF VR
Conservation International wanted to transport people to Northern Kenya to show in 360VR how the people and wildlife live together. The story tells of the rescue of an orphaned baby elephant.