“SPACE EXPLORERS: THE ISS EXPERIENCE – ADAPT” TO BE SHOWCASED ON OCULUS VENUES AND OCULUS TV FOR “OCULUS VR SPACE DAY”
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In celebration of National Space Day, EMMY® Award-winning creators Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Studios, in collaboration with Oculus from Facebook, will offer screenings of Episode One of the groundbreaking immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience exclusively on Oculus TV, and its live content streaming entertainment service, Oculus Venues.The ISS Experience is the largest production ever filmed in space. Episode1: “Adapt” will stream on a 24-hour loop available to anyone with an Oculus Quest, Quest 2, or Oculus Rift VR headset.
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, Episode One, “Adapt” documents the arrival of a new crew of astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they discover the joy, wonder and danger of living in space. Years of training come into play as the crew overcomes disorientation from microgravity, responds to potentially catastrophic emergencies, and learns to operate as a close-knit team. The extreme nature of this unique shared experience brings them to form family-like bonds. The 24-minute immersive experience was filmed entirely in Space using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D, 360-Degree Space Camera, and features astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques, Christina Koch and Nick Hague who served as cast, film crew and narrators in this groundbreaking immersive production.
WHEN: Friday, May 7, 12AM PT – Monday, May 10, 11:59PM PT
The screenings will be viewable in fully-immersive virtual reality (VR) on Oculus Quest, Quest 2 and Rift, and are available for purchase in the Oculus app store HERE
About Space Explorers: The ISS Experience
The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic four-part immersive series that chronicles the life of eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D, 360-degree Space Cameras, and with exclusive access to the crew, the production produced over 200 hours of high-end virtual reality footage, 18 hours of exclusive astronaut logs and interviews, and the first-ever visuals of the ISS, Planet Earth and a spacewalk captured in high-end cinematic virtual reality. Get access to the astronauts’ full experience through moments of camaraderie, shared meals, and personal video logs.
About Felix & Paul Studios
Felix & Paul Studios is an EMMY® Award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences, creating unparalleled, highly engaging, presence-based experiences for the next generation of technology-enabled devices and venues. The studio’s catalogue of over thirty 3D, 360-degree experiences exhibits the “industry’s best” in the new medium of immersive storytelling, including:
Originals: The Space Explorers series, Traveling While Black, MIYUBI, the Nomads series, Strangers with Patrick Watson;
Productions with notable franchises: Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil, Fox Searchlight’s Wild and Isle of Dogs, and The Confessionals series with Just for Laughs starring Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Jud Apatow and Trevor Noah; and
Collaborations with world-renowned leaders and performers: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, LeBron James, President Bill Clinton, Eminem, Wes Anderson, Brie Larson, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray and many others.
The studio’s content is available for distribution in a range of immersive formats including 360-degree mobile on 5G-enabled smartphones, tablets and headsets; 360-degree fulldome projection in domes and planetariums; fully-immersive VR on Facebook’s Oculus and other high-end virtual reality platforms; Giant Screen projection for science centers, space welcome centers and large-format cinemas; and the touring life-scale immersive exhibit, THE INFINITE, produced in partnership with PHI Studio. Felix & Paul Studios is the leading Space Media Company and the only media company recognized as an “Official Implementation Partner” by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.
About TIME Studios
TIME Studios is the Emmy award-winning television and film division of TIME, the global media brand that reaches a combined audience of more than 90 million around the world. Built on the foundation of TIME’s award-winning visual journalism, which has earned over 52 major awards and nominations in the last seven years, and achieved 577 million video streams across all platforms in 2019, Emmy-winning TIME Studios harnesses the access and authority of one of the world’s most trusted and respected brands to bring premium truth-based programming to television and film around the world while continuing to push the boundaries of journalism and visual storytelling through new cutting-edge mediums including virtual reality and augmented reality.
The Oculus team at Facebook Reality Labs lets people defy distance—connecting with each other and the world—through world-class VR hardware and software. The Oculus content team pursues the creation of best-in-class games, social and narrative experiences, and new VR use-cases like fitness, productivity, and travel. Oculus joins other teams at Facebook Reality Labs dedicated to building the next computing platform centered around people. Facebook Reality Labs is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.
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