At the end of August, Montreal studio Felix and Paul will shoot a 360-degree 8K film of the launch of NASA’s Artemis I rocket, which is supposed to lift off to the moon during August. The immersive video will be broadcast live on the Meta VR platform, the former Oculus, and will be broadcast on around 100 planetariums around the world.
This isn’t the Montreal video production studio’s first trip to space, as Felix and Paul Studios followed Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield during his final stay aboard the International Space Station in early 2021.
It’s a small step for humans, but a big leap for virtual reality. It’s also a big step for Felix and Paul Studios, which are increasingly moving into the world of immersive 360-degree video.
However, Artemis I is essentially an unmanned launch intended to test NASA equipment. We imagine that it is also a test of recording equipment in a Montreal studio.
NASA’s goal is to launch an Artemis rocket that will officially launch in 2025 with astronauts on board. Their mission will be to set foot on the moon for the first time in 50 years. We can assume this will also be shot in HD and 360 degrees. We can’t wait to see if the lunar landing will be broadcast live.
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