After making its debut during last month’s Sundance Film Festival New Frontier exhibition, Felix & Paul Studios’ 360-degree film Marshall from Detroit featuring 15-time Grammy winning musician Eminem, will be arriving later today for Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.
Marshall from Detroit is a 21-minute experience produced in conjunction with Oculus. Featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway and directed by Caleb Slain, you join Eminem on a night ride through Detroit with an up-close-and-personal view into the rapper’s thoughts and views on the city
“In Marshall From Detroit, we sought to explore the city impressionistically: Detroit as a memory, a feeling, a dream,” said director Caleb Slain in a statement. “With a front row seat down memory lane alongside Marshall and Sway, this lyrical experience offers an unprecedented glimpse into its eponymous titans. We all have a home. And the extent to which it shaped us is one of life’s great mysteries. But as any native would tell you, Detroit, Michigan is one hell of a place to call home.”
Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg and his producing partner Stuart Parr executive produced the experience via their Shady Films banner. The experience was captured and produced by Felix & Paul Studios with Headspace Studio providing the spatial audio capture.
“It was a remarkable experience to collaborate with Marshall on this project,” said Paul Raphaël, co-founder and creative director of Felix & Paul Studios. “Marshall and the place he calls home are deeply intertwined — a motif we have explored with virtual reality since we produced the Nomads series, Through the Ages, and The People’s House. Here we used VR to tell a new side of Eminem’s story, one where audiences will get closer than ever before to this musical icon.”
Check out the preview from last month below before it arrives on the Oculus Store as a free download. Felix & Paul Studios is continually producing new immersive content, with its latest endeavour possibly the most complicated, collaborating with TIME and NASA on ISS Experience where they’ll capture the first-ever spacewalk in 360. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Felix & Paul Studios’ work, reporting back with the latest updates.
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Author: Peter Graham