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Sheffield Doc/Fest


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6-metre dome

Sheffield Doc/Fest : VR Films

Sheffield Doc/Fest used a 6-metre dome as part of its alternate realities program. We showcased some of the most innovative immersive films from around the globe.

Our 6-metre Igloo featured the world premiere of Beethoven's Fifth by Jessica Brillhart, Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google. She said she admired the simplicity of playing her content in the Igloo. Other films shown in the dome were Chasing the Choral: The VR experience by Jeff Orlowski and Planet Infinity by Momoko Seto.

Visitors told us that the immersive dome brought the story and the message of the films closer to them.

Igloo Control
Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types

Igloo Remote
An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.

Igloo Warper
Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.