The team of young professionals from Ukraine bring to Kickstarter, on 8th February 2016, a high-tech project devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.
Chornobyl360 is the Ukrainian interactive documentary about the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and nearby Exclusion Zone filmed by a 360-degree spherical camera. The movie will be available for Virtual Reality (VR) headsets such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VRs, Google Cardboards etc. There will also be a version for tablets, smartphones and desktops.
“The aim of the project is to attract attention to the consequences of human activity on the planet Earth using an amazing world of Virtual Reality,” project author and producer Kirill Pokutnyy said.
Latest technology gives users an opportunity to plunge into the breathtaking atmosphere through the various scenes from the unique locations of the catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred at the Chornobyl NPP in Ukraine (then officially the Ukrainian SSR).
They will have an immersive experience of moving through the ghost city of Pripyat and the Exclusion Zone, and have the opportunity to take part in the construction process of the new sarcophagus. Users will also interact with living witnesses of that tragic events. NPP workers, liquidators of the disaster, engineers and locals, who have managed to return to live in the polluted area, will share their memories about the tragedy.
In this documentary 360-degree live video from drones, CGI graphics, and 3D sound are used. The viewer will also have interactive navigation through the whole plot. The team are also working on photogrammetry 3D scenes, one of them is reactor control room.
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