Romance VR 360 stereoscopic version

Available in VR 360 on Youtube VR, Facebook VR and VeerVR.
For a downloadable version, please contact me.

The brothers Lumière film ”L’arrivée d’un train à la gare de la Ciotat” created a sensation back in 1896. The legend goes that the audience panicked when they saw a train coming directly at them.

For my first virtual reality film I have recreated a 3D model of the Ciotat station and the arrival of the train. My goal was to create the same thrill the public had in 1896 - but in a today's Virtual Reality headset. The camera also follows a couple happily in love as together they discover virtual spaces inspired by de Chirico’s metaphysical perspectives and Monet’s color palette.

  • Ragnar di Marzo
  • Ragnar di Marzo
  • Ragnar di Marzo
  • Ragnar di Marzo
    Key Cast
  • My wife
    Key Cast
  • Liszt Valses oubliées, S. 215 by Vadim Chaimovich
  • Blue Danube by Richard Strauss
    Youtube library
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    5 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2019
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    VR 360 stereoscopic
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Director Biography - Ragnar di Marzo

My background as a filmmaker has heavily influenced my approach to 3D. But in virtual reality I want to go even a step further. I want to create the illusion of a fourth dimension. Inside a VR headset our senses are transported to a different place and time. Within this virtual space traditional storytelling fail and open a realm of new forms of expression.

I owe my artistic freedom to the Blender Foundation and its generous community. Today I am totally independent. For chroma key filming I use my Iphone, modeling I use 3D Blender and post production Final Cut.

Romance is my first film for a virtual reality headset. You can also see the film in a normal widescreen version in another project on FilmFreeway.

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Director Statement

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)