Montreal, March 6, 2018. Vantrix had the opportunity to test the PRO25-AQUA underwater VR camera system for an artistic underwater VR production conceived, coordinated and produced by the aquatic image specialists of AQUAMEDIAS.
Vantrix has been collaborating with Aquamedias for the testing and evaluation of our underwater VR camera systems, and this production presented interesting new challenges in a different environment than previous shoots involving Vantrix systems.
Emmanuel Béhier-Migeon, Underwater Cinematographer and President of Aquamedias, commented, "The new 360 camera by Vantrix is a revolutionary technology, it allows us to shoot high resolution underwater VR images, through a single lens, with access to many adjustments of the images and without having to stitch images in post production." Emmanuel Béhier-Migeon is a specialized director and cinematographer devoted to multimedia productions and events for the last 20 years, with a well-established reputation as a specialist in aquatic images.
The concept required highly experienced aquatic artists to perform precise choreographies, as well as stylists with the expertise to create hairstyles and makeup original and resistant to aquatic conditions.
Charles Delan, Director of Photography at Aquamedias, said "Lighting is always an interesting aspect with the Vantrix camera because it captures / sees / shows everything, so we have to adjust to this new reality in order to exploit its full potential."
Kjell Kolstad, Vice President of 360 VR at Vantrix, commented "Working with the Aquamedias team in an artistic environment such as this, has provided us with excellent product feedback and a collaborative learning experience to build a platform for aquatic VR experiences going forward."
The finished VR production will also benefit from an original soundtrack by Philippe Fourneau, an experienced composer, with an ambisonic sound mix to deliver a truly immersive VR experience.
To read more about Aquamedias, see their website www.aquamedias.com
This article is co-published with Aquamedias
Since 2001, Aquamedias offers a full range of services for the production of immersive multimedia experiences and events, as well as for commercials, films, television, VR and more. Aquamedias counts as clients the Cirque du Soleil and most of the major Hollywood studios.
Vantrix is a global leader in next generation media processing and 360 virtual reality systems. Since 2004, Vantrix products have been deployed in over 75 networks, serving over 1 billion subscribers worldwide.