Sundance 2016 is in full swing! Here’s what’s caught our eye:

Werner Herzog made a rare public appearance at the premiere of his new film, ‘LO AND BEHOLD: Reveries of the Connected World’. The film explores the origins of the internet, artificial intelligence, and the future of our species. Herzog is a self confessed luddite, saying of the internet: “what is so phenomenal about it? I have never seen a single tweet that I found interesting at all”. Clearly he doesn’t follow Moving Brands – AM I RIGHT GUYS?

Sundance continues to prove that virtual reality is now ‘a real thing’. Samsung announced they are opening a VR film studio in New York City, and the New Frontiers exhibition within Sundance is nurturing a variety of virtual experiences. The exhibition includes the ‘Nomads’ documentary series and Marshmallow Laser Feast’s psychedelic forest trip, ‘Eyes of The Animal’.

Oculus’ in-house film studio, Oculus Stories unveiled scenes from its latest project ‘Dear Angelica’, an animated film that is being wholly drawn inside virtual reality via Oculus’ illustration tool, ‘Quill’. Creations from ‘Quill’ can be exported and animated in virtual space, joining other software packages, such as Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ and Master of Pie’s ‘Gepetto’, intended for creating things in the same space as they’re intended to be seen.

Curious? Of course you are. You can watch 13 of them via the Milk VR app for Google Cardboard or Samsung’s Gear VR.

This originally appeared in Moving Brands Wednesday 20160127.

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