Join us on Wednesday 19, 2017 at Upload in San Francisco to preview TABEL, a new interactive VR film by Google. View the film using Google’s Daydream View VR headset and, after the screening, meet and speak with the talented VR artists who worked on this project. An evening of discovery, networking, and wine!
More About The Film
An Allegory about Climate Change
Tabel is an allegory about climate change and the chaotic nature of society’s approach to this growing problem. There are 6 storylines, enacted simultaneously, each representing different human factions that contribute to climate change.
Tonight is a very special night. You, the viewer, are lucky enough to have found a last minute seat at Tabel, one of the most exclusive farm-to-table restaurants around. Unfortunately, Tabel has serious problems happening in it’s kitchen, and the waiter is exceptional at hiding these problems. The influential patrons of the restaurant are slowly catching on to the pending catastrophe that is so obviously escalating around them, but will anyone take action to save the restaurant and themselves?
An Interactive Audio Experiment
Tabel is an experiment in VR storytelling that provides the viewer a delectable balance between an interactive and a passive viewing experience. The film uses 6 channels of high fidelity 360 directional audio that enables the viewer to hear different audio experiences based on their own point-of-view. A custom video player was built to enable the user to interact with specific audio channels letting the viewer hear only what they are looking at.
An Art Copy and Code Project
This project is an experiment in VR and 360 storytelling made by Google as part of the latest series of Art, Copy & Code projects. Art, Copy & Code is a Google initiative that explores ways to fuse creative ideas with new technologies to showcase unique and impactful storytelling possibilities in digital mediums.
The Tabel VR experience is meant to showcase how VR technology is not only an exciting creative canvas for filmmaking, but also a largely unexplored and technologically advanced method for creating impactful and immersive experiences. We hope some of the techniques we used to create Tabel will serve as inspiration to the filmmaking community to continue pushing the creative and technical boundaries of storytelling in VR.
Editor’s Note: Tabel is now available online for you to view. You can stream the film directly from your Chrome browser by visiting tabel.withgoogle.com.