Social 360/VR content Screening Platform Powered By World-Class WebXR Engine
In 2020 FIVARS – Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories had to find a solution to continue operating its 6-year-old immersive media festival. The team studied dozens of virtual platforms and tools, and decided to develop an accessibility-minded, spatialized online event space powered by modern web technologies.
The virtual events company develops and executes engaging and interactive virtual experiences for third-party clients. Using a variety of platforms, including a custom 360° Theatre, clients can host online movie premieres, film festivals, watch parties, conferences, audience-testing screeners, and much more.
At the heart of Spatialized.Events theaters is the customizable 360° exhibition platform featuring instant-on 4K spherical video, with stereoscopic and VR support, ambisonic or 5.1 audio, built on a mature WebXR engine, and Amazon Web Services (which also powers Netflix and Hulu).
In addition to the FIVARS 2020 events – a festival that hosted 28 cinematic 360° pieces from around the world – Spatialized.Events launched the interactive online venue for ANIMAZE – Montreal International Animation Film Festival showcasing VR short films from across the globe.
“It was extremely important that ANIMAZE could find a way to showcase and honour the 360° VR work that our international content creators have spent countless hours developing,” says Laurie Gordon, Director at ANIMAZE – Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE. We wanted to find a partner platform that, like ANIMAZE, pushes the boundaries of creativity and technology, and Spatialized.Events created that for us.”
After hosting immersive festivals and one of the world’s largest XR conferences (VRTO – Virtual and Augmented World Conference & Expo), Spatialized.Events continues to grow and partner with additional international festivals to showcase their 360 video and traditional video content in a highly-optimized, customizable 3D world that runs from a web browser. Did we mention the spaces also feature VOIP and video chat and Eventbrite integration?
Unlike proprietary software-based solutions, Spatialized.Events can push updates instantly. The turnkey solution for exhibition of spherical and 2D cinema also features a dashboard for adding users, editing video metadata on the fly, monitoring user sessions for potential issues, and direct Eventbrite integration.