_ CLIENT

Oculus – CityLights

_ RELEASE

2019

_ TECHNOLOGY

Virtual Reality

This three chapter interactive virtual reality journey uncovers the hidden songs of the cosmos. Space is not silent. It is full of sounds. We look to the stars to find our place in the Universe, but for the first time we listen to its music. From Writer/Director Eliza McNitt and Executive Producers Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel, this acclaimed experience premiered at Sundance and received the Grand Prize in VR at the Venice Film Festival. This project was the opportunity to demonstrate the whole technical skills of Novelab.

_Credits

_ WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Eliza McNitt


_WITH SUPPORT FROM
Intel


_EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jessica Chastain

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_PRODUCERS
Jess Engel

Arnaud Colinart
Dylan Golden

_COMPOSERS
Kyle Dixon

Michael Stein

_VR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Clément Chériot


_ART DIRECTOR
Mitch Myers

Markos Kay
Griffin Fraser

_CREATIVE DEVELOPER
Julien Daniel-Moliner

_ADVISORS
Lisa Watts

Nancy Allen

_VFX ARTISTS
Baptiste Poligné

Benjamin Lucas
Dimitri Sourzac

_SOUND DESIGN & VR AUDIO INTEGRATORS
Florent Dumas

Thomas Couchard

_SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS
National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Richard Matzner
Dr. Zsuzsanna and Szabolcs Mark


_PRESENTED BY
Oculus Studios

Protozoa Pictures
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_EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Darren Aronofksy

Ari Handel
Joel Newton
David Ganek
Matthew Malek

_CO-PRODUCERS
Grégoire Parain

Jill Basmajian

_SOUND DESIGNERS
Craig Henighan

Robert Kellough
Bethan Kellough

_ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Alethea Avramis

Fred Volhuer
Pierre Zandrowicz
Antoine Cayrol
Amaury La Burthe

_LEAD INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS DEVELOPER
Robin Picou


_LEAD ARTIST
Amaury Guilley


_3D ARTISTS
Arthur Maugendre

Kévin Procope

_PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Corentin Lambot


_VR PRODUCTION STUDIOS
AtlasV

Novelab
Crimes of Curiosity
Kaleidoscope

_OCULUS EXPERIENCES
Colum Slevin

Yelena Rachitsky
Ichha Arora
Dorian Dargan
Kat Bachert

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CHAPTER I: Chorus of the Cosmos

Narrated by Millie Bobby Brown

Planet Earth sings. Our solar system becomes a musical instrument as we discover the Universe through sound.

CHAPTER II: Songs of Spacetime

Narrated by Jessica Chastain

Dive into the heart of a black hole to uncover the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves. Fall into the darkness, and you will find the light.

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CHAPTER III: PALE BLUE DOT

Narrated by Patti Smith

The Big Bang was silent. Then came sound. Travel from the edge of the cosmos to uncover the strangest song of all