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In the eyes of the animal

In the Eyes of the Animal

On 22 July 2016 Abandon Normal Devices release the critically acclaimed In the Eyes of the Animal online.

In the eyes of the animal

Encounter the forest anew through a 360° cinematic experience, immersing you in a vibrant landscape belonging to woodland creatures, created by Marshmallow Laser Feast. Enter this sensory 3D world and be transported on an animated, sonic journey from the comfort of your own home.

“It was like being there at the beginning of creation!”

Experience In the Eyes of the Animal online and for mobile

Creative collective Marshmallow Laser Feast, delight in exploring the line between virtual and real-world experiences.

Originally filmed in Grizedale Forest using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  or ‘drones’ and bespoke 360º cameras, and set to a binaural soundtrack using audio recordings sourced from the surrounding woodland, In the Eyes of the Animal  tells a fantastical short story through the eyes of forest creatures.

The virtual reality experience has since wowed audiences on its UK and international tour, becoming an audience favourite at Sundance Film Festival 2016 as part of the 10th anniversary New Frontier programme, a showcase for the world's leading new cinema, installation, virtual reality and performance.

Co-commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works. The online production has been supported by The Space. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England. Equipment supported by Nvidia and Sub Pac.

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In the eyes of the animal - credits.


Last updated: 26th January 2018

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