Tag: Travel / Tourism
VR Experience for Santos de Cartier Launch

VR Experience for Santos de Cartier Launch

by Alvin Manalac March 12, 2020 VR, AR, Entertainment, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

AIXR VRAwards 2019 ‘VR Marketing of the Year’ finalist

AR and VR experience for Santos de Cartier launch

In November 2018, Cartier launched their newly redesigned Santos de Cartier watch. The challenge we had was to portray in today’s world the pioneer and bold spirit of a watch created in 1904.

The design was bold for its time, not just because it was a wrist watch, during an era when men used pocket watches, but also, because of its industrial motifs, like the apparent screws of the design and its squared face. Louis Cartier created it to help the aeronautic pioneer Santos-Dumont in his quest to conquer the skies. Santos-Dumont is considered by most Europeans as the first man to fly an aircraft, even before the Wright brothers.

 

 

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Travel Aruba 360

Travel Aruba 360

by Alvin Manalac February 21, 2020 360, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

In an ongoing collaboration with the team at Conde Nast Traveler, Koncept VR had the pleasure of accompanying them on a week-long expedition around the beautiful island of Aruba. The intention was to somehow capture the unique connection of nature and culture that gives Aruba its world-renowned charm.

 

 

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The Mona Lisa Room – Virtual Reality Experience

The Mona Lisa Room – Virtual Reality Experience

by Alvin Manalac February 20, 2020 VR, Entertainment, Training, Travel / Tourism

Virtual Reality has the ability to transport you somewhere you have never been before or take you back to your favorite place. In fact, it can even provide a better experience by taking you there without any crowds or tourists taking selfies.

 

 

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Open Blue Cobia – VR Film

Open Blue Cobia – VR Film

by Alvin Manalac February 4, 2020 360, Entertainment, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

In February 2016, Koncept VR was invited by Open Blue to film its sustainable, open-ocean mariculture farm. Located off Costa Arriba, Panama, this farm allows cobia (also known as black salmon—though more similar to swordfish in flavor and texture) to live and grow in large, deep-water enclosures that float 12 kilometers offshore, far from sensitive ecosystems.

Koncept VR was particularly excited about this opportunity as it was in line with their goal to create content that is both entertaining and educational—in this case, regards the living environment.

 

 

 

 

As an added bonus, the shoot afforded Koncept VR the chance to innovate some new techniques: this was their first production that required filming completely underwater and recording with a hydrophone. The submerged footage they created necessitated new solutions during the fine-stitching step of their post-production process.

Koncept VR worked closely with the founder of Open Blue, Brian O’Hanlon, who is the third generation in his family in the seafood business. He gave Koncept VR an inside look at how the farm operates—showcasing everything from procedures within the nursery to where the cobia swim comfortably in large pens alongside whale sharks, 20-meters below the water level. The enclosures mimic their natural environment, as the waters are deep, clean, and full of oxygen.

 

 

 

 

Low-density, fully submerged enclosures allow the fish to swim in high-energy currents and never see the same water twice. These conditions help the cobia maintain the highest levels of healthy, stress-free living—which in turn provides consumers with a healthy, delicious product. Open Blue has also established a commercial no-take zone spanning over 10 square kilometers.

Similar to the process we developed while working with the United Launch Alliance , Koncept VR’s team was involved with every stage of development for Open Blue—creative planning, consultation, production in the field, editing, all post-production, and assistance with distribution of the final experience.

The 6-minute video is available for view in an app that Koncept VR helped design, via a custom cardboard, in addition to Littlstar and YouTube. They also built a 2-minute short for sharing at trade shows and with future Open Blue clientele. The video will soon be translated into 4 other languages.

 

 

 

 

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Cavit Wines – 360 Video Experience

Cavit Wines – 360 Video Experience

by Alvin Manalac 360, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

Agency 212 reached out to Koncept VR to bring the lush world of Cavit Wines’ family vineyard directly to merchants and consumers. Located in beautiful Trentino, Northern Italy, Koncept VR’s clients wanted to capture the passion and innovation that goes into their sustainable viticulture.

 

 

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The Joy Index: 10 Happiest Places on Earth

The Joy Index: 10 Happiest Places on Earth

by Alvin Manalac January 24, 2020 360, VR, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

Condé Nast Traveler’s campaign, The Joy Index: 10 Happiest Places on Earth, needed to showcase two destinations–Shanghai, China, and St. John’s in Newfoundland, Canada–using the splendor of 360 VR. Sponsored by Bank of America, Koncept VR got a chance to explore exciting locales handpicked by “happiness experts” Gretchen Rubin and Shawn Achor.

 

 

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Virtually Cayman

Virtually Cayman

by Alvin Manalac 360, VR, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

Koncept VR joined forces with lifestyle travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, to present a stunning VR experience showcasing the gorgeous Cayman Islands. The task was to tell a 360 video story that would be used a tailored marketing narrative specific to Traveler’s needs.

 

 

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Les Bains Hotel VR

Les Bains Hotel VR

by Alvin Manalac January 9, 2020 VR, AR, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

In the 80s, the legendary Paris night club Les Bains Douches was one of the most popular night spots for music and film stars from around the world, located in the heart of Paris.

Closed for more than 20 years, the owners have decided to rebuild the walls and inaugurated at the end of 2016 the only 5-star luxury hotel in the center of Paris, named Les Bains, which accompanied by a SPA, a restaurant, a a cocktail bar and a new night club.

 

 

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DIVR: Virtual Reality Snorkeling

DIVR: Virtual Reality Snorkeling

by Alvin Manalac December 28, 2019 VR, Entertainment, LBE/Theme Parks, Travel / Tourism

THE DIVR SYSTEM

Ballast VR combines the weightlessness of being in water with the immersion of Virtual Reality, resulting in an unprecedented full-body sensory experience. Our patent-pending technology transforms any pool into a fantastic adventure where anyone can go flying, deep sea diving or on a space walk.

 

WORLD CLASS CONTENT

When submerged in water, virtual reality experiences become more powerful than ever before. With a zero-gravity sensation, guests feel as if they are flying through magical worlds.

 

 

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The View from The Shard VR Slide

The View from The Shard VR Slide

by Alvin Manalac December 13, 2019 VR, Entertainment, LBE/Theme Parks, Travel / Tourism

THE WORLD’S HIGHEST LOCATION-BASED VR EXPERIENCE

Happy Finish created a world-first VR Slide experience for The View from The Shard in London.

Towering over London at 95 stories tall, The Shard has redefined the London skyline since its opening in 2012. The View from The Shard is the open-air viewing platform on the 72nd floor from which visitors can experience panoramic views of London. Eager to integrate virtual reality into the attraction, The View from The Shard turned to Happy Finish to help them create a thrilling addition to the observation deck.

With an impressive skyline and an 800ft drop at our disposal, Happy Finish came up with the concept of ‘The Slide’: a unique VR experience that takes users on a rollercoaster ride around the iconic London landmark whilst still taking in London’s breathtaking views.

 

 

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