|JazzFest 2017 VR workshop

During the summer of 2017, I had the chance to create a VR 360 scene using Google Tiltbrush and it was made to be used in the ICI Musique's container booth at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on Place-des-Arts.

It was such a great project to work on and it was completely free, which explains the attendance. People really loved the virtual experience. A big thank you to all the people at Mosaic, the technicians and crew!

I had to learn the software on the spot and only had 2 weeks to complete everything, including technical tests and figuring out file export issues (made in Oculus but played on the HTC Vive). The great thing is that Olivier the art director gave me complete freedom on the subject, below you can see some of the early stages.

The goal was to find a way to represent the essence of the Jazz Fest as well as to include Montreal's famous landmarks in one simple, interesting 360 scenery, so I chose a cartoony style.

In the middle of the place, a jazzman is playing a strange instrument directly inspired by Gaston's gaffophone and surrounded by his mighty mice's band. The music is flying around us and invite the viewers to participate (means adding their own notes) into this little midnight's dreamy fantasy...

If you went to the event and have tried it, please let me know your thoughts and impressions, I can't wait to work on another stunt like this one :)