PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19, 2018 – – Positron, a virtual reality technology studio in Los Angeles, announced today that it has partnered with Emmy® Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios to exhibit the world premiere of Space Explorers: A New Dawn in the New Frontier exhibition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival from January 18-28 in Park City, Utah. This new cinematic VR series, chronicling the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions, will be exhibited on multiple synchronized Voyager™ chairs, the cinematic, full-motion VR platform featuring Oculus VR headsets.
Space Explorers: A New Dawn focuses on the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions, discover the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and gain insight into mankind’s most ambitious journey to understand our planet, our universe, and our origins.
“As visionary creative and technical innovators, Felix & Paul Studios continues to push the boundaries of immersive storytelling,” said Jeffrey Travis, CEO, Positron. “Their approach to producing intimate, cinematic virtual reality experiences like Space Explorers: A New Dawn aligns seamlessly with our vision to empower filmmakers to direct the viewer’s attention to points of interest in the story while providing audiences with an otherworldly, relaxed VR motion experience. We’re truly excited to partner with Felix & Paul Studios in debuting this revealing glimpse into space exploration at the ideal forum for cutting-edge media—Sundance’s New Frontier exhibition.”
“Our goal is to transform the way people experience virtual reality,” added Jennifer Rundell, COO & Co-Founder, Positron. “Voyager is an exceptional seated VR solution that offers smooth motion and haptics that are organically connected to storytelling. With several thousand people having experienced the platform to date, our data confirms that Voyager’s patent-pending motion design greatly enhances the user experience for audiences.”
Designed and created by filmmakers and engineers at Positron, Voyager™ is a full-motion platform for premium cinematic VR experiences. The chair provides a highly comfortable, fully integrated personal experience that incorporates robotic rotation and reclining, haptic feedback, spatial audio, scent technology, and specialized seating for motion-synchronized theaters. With its smooth mechanical motion, comfortable seat design, and surreally silent motors, Positron’s Voyager™ is the first ever immersive cinematic VR platform designed for communal theater settings. It creates a feeling that you must experience for yourself to understand.
“We are excited to make the world premiere of Space Explorers: A New Dawn even more immersive through our partnership with Positron and the seamless integration with their Voyager platform,” said Paul Raphaël, Co-Writer and Co-Director, Space Explorers: A New Dawn and Co-Founder and Creative Director of Felix & Paul Studios. “In Voyager, we’ve discovered a revolutionary delivery platform that offers audiences a deeper level of immersion and showcases the intimacy and excitement of virtual reality. This is an exciting step forward for location-based entertainment.”
Voyager provides its full-motion VR solution to content studios and brands such as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Technicolor, and Intel, among others.
For Voyager images please visit Positron Media .
About Positron and Voyager™
Positron is a VR technology studio based in Los Angeles that is focused on transforming the way people experience VR. The team includes mechatronics engineers, designers, software developers and artists who collaborate together to create premium VR experiences and products. Voyager™ is the first full-motion chair platform designed for cinematic VR. For more information and Voyager images please visit Positron Media.
About Felix & Paul Studios
Felix & Paul Studios is the industry leader in the field of high-end cinematic virtual reality with an unparalleled reputation for producing the highest quality experiences in this emerging new medium. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling—creating ground-breaking original cinematic experiences (MIYUBI, Nomads series, Strangers, The Confessional, Space Explorers) and collaborations with existing franchises (Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil, Fox Searchlight’s Wild, Isle of Dogs) and world-renowned personalities and leaders (President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, LeBron James, President Bill Clinton).
The company is the world’s only full spectrum VR studio, showcasing end-to-end creative and technological know-how and proprietary tools within one company—including best-in-class spherical 3D camera systems, production and post-production software and processes, and specialized audio capture, design and processing through its Headspace Studios division.