As part of the AND Festival 2015 at Grizedale Forest, creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast were commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Forestry Commission England to create a stunning immersive experience in the forest.
Filmed on location using various technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones), bespoke 360º cameras, LIDAR scanning, and photogrammetry, In the Eyes of the Animal takes the viewer on a virtual reality journey through the forest from the viewpoint of three native woodland animals.
The result is a re-imagined vision of the forest, inspired by the function of animal sight. For instance, a dragonfly experiences life over 10 times faster than a human and in 12 colour wavelengths, whereas a human sees only in a combination of three.
Following its premier at Grizedale Forest In the Eyes of the Animal has been selected for the New Frontier programme at Sundance Film Festival 2016, Utah, celebrating new work from some of the world's leading media research labs. It will then tour to another Forestry Commission venue in 2016. See a short preview of the experience in this video below.
Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England.