Introduction to Virtual Reality

Felix & Paul Studios / Oculus / Samsung
The new Introduction to Virtual Reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift

The new Introduction to Virtual Reality takes you to faraway lands, puts you in the center of a Cirque du Soleil performance and brings you face to face with a giant from a bygone era.

Available on the Oculus Store for Gear VR and Oculus RiftWatch now on Facebook 360

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSCOMPUTER GENERATED SEQUENCES  MPCSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIO

Cirque du Soleil

O

Felix & Paul Studios / Cirque Du Soleil

Plunge into 'O' - An aquatic world of acrobatics and lyrical theatre.

Coming Soon To Oculus

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FRANCOIS BLOUINFELIX LAJEUNESSE & PAUL RAPHAELA FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MÉDIA CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIO

LeBron James

Striving for Greatness

Felix & Paul Studios / Uninterrupted Originals

An unprecedented look into the NBA superstar's intensive pre-season training.

Available on the Oculus StoreWatch now on Facebook 360

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE & PAUL RAPHAELA FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS / UNINTERRUPTED ORIGINALS CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIOLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONS

President Clinton

Inside Impact: East Africa

Felix & Paul Studios / Matter Unlimited / M ssn g P eces

A journey to East Africa with President Clinton and The Clinton Global Initiative.

Available on the Oculus StoreWatch now on Facebook 360

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE & PAUL RAPHAELPRODUCED BY FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS IN ASSOCIATION WITH M SS NG P ECESFEATURING THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVEPRODUCER STEPHANE RITUITEXECUTIVE PRODUCER ROBERT HOLZERCREATIVE DIRECTION ROBERT HOLZERJAKE KAHANAFELIX LAJEUNESSEPAUL RAPHAELVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIOLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONS

Jurassic World

Apatosaurus

Felix & Paul Studios / Universal Studios

A moment of awe, beauty and danger in the close proximity of a living dinosaur.

Available on the Oculus Store

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSVISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (A LUCASFILM LTD COMPANY)SOUND DESIGN SKYWALKER SOUNDSOUND MIX HEADSPACE STUDIOLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONS

Inside the Box of

Kurios

Felix & Paul Studios / Cirque du Soleil Media

Step on stage of Inside the Box of Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. In this mysterious and fascinating realm your senses will be disoriented and your perceptions challenged, leaving you wondering if you imagined it all. Winner of the 2015 Proto Award for Best Live Action Virtual Reality Experience.

Available on the Oculus Store

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MICHEL LAPRISEFELIX LAJEUNESSE & PAUL RAPHAELA FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MÉDIA CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIO

Nomads

Sea Gypsies

Felix & Paul Studios

An encounter with the Sama-Bajau people who have lived on the sea along the coasts of Borneo for centuries.

Coming soon to Oculus

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIOLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONS

Nomads

Maasai

Felix & Paul Studios

A journey into the Maasai’s formidable living heritage and culture.

Coming soon to Oculus

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIOLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONS

Nomads

Herders

Felix & Paul Studios

Quietly observe the lives of nomadic yak herders in Mongolia.

Coming soon to Oculus

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND HEADSPACE STUDIOSLINE PRODUCTION SAILOR PRODUCTIONSLINE PRODUCTION (MONGOLIA) JENYA BOIKOVROB MILLSGREGG MIKOLASEK

Wild

The Experience

Fox Searchlight

Enter the world of Fox Searchlight’s Wild in an exceptionally intimate moment between Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern’s characters along the Pacific Coast trail.

Available on the Oculus Store

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFOX SEARCHLIGHT PRODUCTIONEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS DAVID GREENBAUMTED GAGLIANOTED SCHILOWITZ, LIZ SAYREJEAN-MARC VALLÉEPRODUCER STEPHANE RITUITVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND JEAN-PASCAL BEAUDOIN

Cirque du Soleil

Zarkana

Felix & Paul Studios / Cirque Du Soleil Media

Experience the fantastical world of Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana.

Available on the Oculus Store

DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MEDIA CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND JEAN-PASCAL BEAUDOIN

Samsung Gear VR

Intro to VR

Felix & Paul Studios / Oculus / Samsung
Introduction to Virtual Reality

Be transported above the clouds to the summit of Haleakala, to a yurt in the company of a nomadic Mongolian family, to the centre of a gravity-defying Cirque du Soleil performance and into outer space.

Available on the Oculus Store

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELFELIX & PAUL STUDIOS PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSCOMPUTER GENERATED SEQUENCES FRAMESTORESOUND JEAN-PASCAL BEAUDOIN

Strangers

with Patrick Watson

Felix & Paul Studios / Universal Music

A one-on-one encounter with celebrated musician Patrick Watson at his Montreal studio. Winner of the 2014 Proto Award for Best Live Action Virtual Reality Experience.

Available on the Oculus Store

DIRECTORS FELIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAELCHRIS LAVIS AND MACIEK SZCZERBOWSKIA FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS / WATSONIA PRODUCTIONS CO-PRODUCTIONVR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FELIX & PAUL STUDIOSSOUND JEAN-PASCAL BEAUDOIN

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Felix & Paul Studios is at the forefront of cinematic virtual reality. Through the close interplay of artistic and technological innovation, the studio is reinventing storytelling through the creation of visceral and intimate experiences that provide an unprecedented sense of presence, awareness, and emotional engagement. The studio has developed proprietary 3D 360° VR camera systems, software and processing – a platform largely recognized by the industry as the reference for the highest quality live-action VR filmmaking.

Led by award-winning directors and innovators Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the studio focuses on fiction, non-fiction and experiential virtual reality storytelling. Felix & Paul Studios creates original content such as the Nomads series and Strangers with Patrick Watson, and collaborates with industry-leading partners on projects such as Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios, Wild The Experience, LeBron James Striving for Greatness and Inside Impact: East Africa, featuring President Bill Clinton.

FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE
Co-Founder / Creative Director

PAUL RAPHAËL
Co-Founder / Creative Director

STÉPHANE RITUIT
Co-Founder / President / Executive Producer

SEBASTIAN SYLWAN
Chief Technology Officer / Creative Partner

RYAN HORRIGAN
Chief Content Officer

OLIVIER BIRON
Technical Director

JEAN-PASCAL BEAUDOIN
Director of Sound Technology

FLORENT COHEN
Lead Programmer

ELEONORE TUVACHE
Post-Production Manager

CINDY PHILIPPE-AUGUSTE
Administrative Coordinator

BRYAN BESSER
Partner / Advisor

ANIL PEREIRA
Partner / Advisor

15 Montrealers Who Are Changing the World
Tourisme Montreal | 2015/10/20

Virtual Reality: Will Anyone But Gamers Watch
The Hollywood Reporter | 2015/10/08

Artworks | Mutek
Mutek | 2015/10/05

Bill Clinton appears in virtual-reality movie on Africa
AP | 2015/09/25

It's something you visit, something no film or YouTube video can replicate.

Bill Clinton is the First U.S. President in Virtual Reality
Fast Company | 2015/09/25

the film showcases The Clinton Global Initiative’s efforts in solar power, hearing aids and girls’ education in Africa

Facebook Introduces 360-Degree Video With 'Star Wars' Experience
The Hollywood Reporter | 2015/09/23

Cleveland Cavaliers star James, meanwhile, teamed up with Felix & Paul Studios to create LeBron James: Striving for Greatness.

Felix & Paul Studios Spins Off 3D Sound Unit As Headspace Studios
TechCrunch | 2015/09/21

Virtual reality company Felix & Paul Studios announced Monday onstage at Disrupt SF the launch of a separate division focused on 3D, 360-degree sound mixing.

Felix & Paul Studios Spin Off 3D Sound Unit as Headspace Studios
VRScout | 2015/09/22

The newly formed division, dubbed Headspace Studio, will deliver sound for live action VR experiences produced by Felix & Paul Studios as well as other VR creators.

VR sound design studio launched by Felix & Paul
VRfocus | 2015/09/23

The new studio will be focused on sound design and sound mixing for VR experiences.

Watch LeBron James Take You Through His Insane Daily Workout
Details | 2015/09/24

The team for the studio spent nearly a week with the Cleveland Cavalier setting up 360-degree cameras while he went through his daily routines.

Facebook video gives 360-degree peek into LeBron's life
Yahoo! Sports | 2015/09/23

Virtual Reality isn't just for lonely folks looking to escape their everyday lives, it's really starting to amplify to the world of sports.

Virtual Reality: Jaunt Raises Additional $66M; Felix and Paul Studios Focuses on Sound
The Hollywood Reporter | 2015/09/21

VR production company Felix & Paul Studios confirmed that it recently started operating a VR sound studio.

Immersive Experiences
VIFF | 2015/09/18

Facebook’s Oculus partners with Felix & Paul Studios to craft VR experiences for its Rift launch
The Next Web | 2015/07/18

Facebook’s VR company Oculus has partnered with virtual reality film mavericks Felix & Paul Studios to produce a slate of immersive experiences for the Rift headset.

Virtual-Reality Films Could Put The Whole Industry In The Spotlight
Readwrite | 2015/07/20

The largest live-action VR deal to date.

Oculus is making a push for more live action VR movies by 2016
Wearable | 2015/07/20

The partnership[…] is a good sign that Oculus sees a future for its headset beyond games

How Felix & Paul Studios are making films for the coming VR boom
Canadian Business | 2015/07/27

VR hasn’t yet hit the mainstream, but these Montreal producers are pioneering new kinds of filmmaking to be ready when it does.

Are you ready to enter your favourite movies?
CBC Radio – Q with Shad | 2015/7/20

Did you love the movie Wild? What if instead of watching Reese Witherspoon hike the Appalachian trail, you could walk right alongside her?

Felix & Paul Studios développe pour Facebook
Argent | 2015/07/20

Le mandat de la startup n’est pas banal: réussi à sortir la réalité virtuelle du jeux vidéo afin d’y intéresser monsieur et madame tout le monde

Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios partnering with Oculus for multi-project production deal
Mobile Syrup | 2015/07/20

Our studio’s objective is to create content of the highest quality — both artistically and technologically — and to expand the boundaries of what can be expressed through the medium.

Virée des galleries: Jurassic World: Apatosaurus et Jérôme Bouchard
La Presse | 2015/07/17

Les studios Félix et Paul ont accouché d'un dinosaure, un apatosaure pour être plus précis. Virtuellement réel et en trois dimensions.

How Canada is leading the world in VR innovation
All Things VR | 2015/07/16

Montreal’s Felix and Paul Studios has also quickly become a leader in VR content creation, creating immersive experiences in 360-degrees.

Virtual Reality North: A look at the major VR players in Canada
Betakit | 2015/7/15

Led by directors and visual artists Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the studio has developed an industry-leading platform for VR filming and the creation of cinematic virtual reality experiences.

Christine Renaud, Félix Lajeunesse et Paul Raphaël nommés dans le palmarès 2015 du magazine BizBash
Infopresse | 2015/07/03

Ça donne l’impression qu’une fenêtre s’ouvre sur un monde nouveau. Le cinéma traditionnel ne permet pas ce type d’impression.

Un studio montréalais nous transporte à l’intérieur du Monde jurassique
ICI Radio-Canada | 2015/07/02

Félix Lajeunesse et Paul Raphaël participent présentement à une petite révolution dans la manière de consommer des images 3D.

Virtual Reality Bytes
Screendaily | 2015/06/25

The next two to three years will see the creation of an ecosystem for VR content to be distributed, bought and consumed by viewers.

New virtual reality film makes viewers a part of Cirque du Soleil’s latest show
The Toronto Star | 2015/06/21

It’s the birth of something new, a brand new medium and art form.

La réalité virtuelle nous plonge dans l’univers du Cirque du Soleil
Le Devoir | 2015/06/18

C’est la naissance de quelque chose de nouveau, un tout nouveau média et une nouvelle forme d’art.

Virtual reality puts you inside Cirque du Soleil
Victoria News | 2015/06/17

It's as if you staged a play for one viewer only.

New virtual reality film makes viewers a part of Cirque du Soleil's latest show
Citynews | 2015/06/17

We want to try new technology and push it to its limit.

SubPac Partners with Universal Pictures to Bring Jurassic World to Life
Digital Journal | 2015/06/17

Jurassic World is such a beloved franchise, and with ‘Jurassic World: Apatosaurus’ we’re completely changing the way people interact with media.

13 Stories in Canada We’re Watching
Maclean’s | 2015/06/17

Virtual reality inside Cirque du Soleil

Jurassic Park in VR
Endgadget | 2015/06/12

I visited Jurassic Park in VR and tried to pet a dino.

Samsung’s Jurassic World VR Experience is Every Dinosaur Lover’s Dream
MOVIEPILOT | 2015/06/09

This particular VR experience channeled the awe of the original Jurassic Park, and was actually shot in the Muir Woods. ILM deserves a shout-out for the flawless design of the apatosaurus itself.

The 7 Best Things I Learned at the Jurassic World Press Junket
GeekTyrant | 2015/06/09

Created by Felix & Paul Studios in under a month, the experience allows viewers to come face to face with a huge apatosaurus in a clearing in Muir Woods, the same location used as Endor in Return of the Jedi. ILM created the apatosaurus and a pteranodon that flies overhead, and I have to say, it was a pretty spectacular introduction to the world of VR and what’s going to be possible as this technology continues to improve and become mainstream over the next few years.

A Film Studio for the Age of Virtual Reality
MIT Technology Review | 2015/02/13

A Montreal-based film studio is making movies that you’ll watch with a virtual-reality headset, pointing the way to a whole new form of entertainment.

Ocular Evolution: art meets virtual reality at the Sundance Film Festival
Art Slant | 2015/01/30

The VR Works of Felix & Paul allows us to delve into worlds as far reaching and wildly different as the Mongolian steppes, a Montreal-based musician’s studio, and the Pacific Crest Trail set of the film Wild.

Wild takes a new path, into virtual reality, at Sundance
Oregon live | 2015/01/28

Witherspoon climbs a ridge with her backpack one more time in “Wild — The Experience,” a virtual reality demonstration that’s drawing big crowds at the Sundance Film Festival.

Montreal pioneers show off virtual-reality vision at Sundance Festival
Montreal Gazette | 2015/01/24

Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël are the young pioneers at the helm of this studio, which has fast become one of the world’s most innovative creators of original cinematic virtual-reality experiences.

How virtual reality ate the Sundance film festival
The Verge | 2015/01/24

The future of independent film may not be film at all.

Félix & Paul go to Sundance with new VR experience
CBC News | 2015/01/23

With the increasing availability of VR developer kits and interest from Hollywood filmmakers and video game creators, many observers say 2015 is the year of virtual reality.

Virtual Reality ‘Wild’ Trek, With Reese Witherspoon
The New York Times | 2014/12/04

As for Ms. Witherspoon, she first viewed her performance through Samsung goggles last week, and was duly impressed. “I thought it was beautiful,” she said in a telephone interview. “It was very emotional for me.

Virtual Reality Storytelling Is Trending in Hollywood: Felix + Paul Studios Latest to Jump on Bandwagon
The Wrap | 2014/10/28

Forget about cinema and the language of cinema. It’s a totally new medium. There are elements of traditional filmmaking that integrate into VR but as a filmmaker, you have to start from scratch. […] You can’t treat the viewer like a viewer. You have to intensify the emotional experience because they have an enhanced sense of awareness […].” – Félix Lajeunesse on virtual reality and cinema.

Fox’s journey into virtual reality begins with ‘Wild’
Engadget | 2015/01/09

Who you are evolves throughout the piece from being yourself to being perhaps an omniscient viewer, but that is present,” says Raphaël.

New Frontier exhibition at Sundance focuses on the future
LA Times | 2015/01/22

The New Frontier exhibition at Sundance has become one of the festivals ‘most exciting’ features.

Virtual reality movies are coming
CNN Money | 2014/10/23

It gives you this really powerful and emotional experience of being present,” Felix Lajeunesse of Felix and Paul Studios, which makes VR content. “It’s going to grow at exponential speed,” he added. “It’s just too interesting and extraordinary an experience for it to fail.

Bart & Fleming: Are Studios Driving The Lazy Road Paved By Detroit Automakers?
Deadline | 2014/09/21

Why leave it for a director to determine the frame you see, when you can make that decision yourself? I don’t exactly know what this means, but I can tell you for me, it was that caveman-looking-at-fire moment.” Mike Fleming Jr having just lived the Samsung Gear VR Introduction to VR experience created, directed and produced by Felix & Paul Studios.

The 10 Must-See Sundance Films For Art Lovers
Huffington Post | 2015/01/13

This year’s pickings with gather together everyone from music video director Chris Milk to fine artist Doug Aitken to virtual reality visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël. “The film lineup completely eschews any notion of theme, style or category, unless the category is incredible diversity,” said Frilot. “The sheer geographic diversity, and the diversity of the filmmakers themselves, is matched only by the diverse and eclectic visions of their films in the line up.

VR Films Are Going to Be All Over Sundance in 2015
WIRED | 2014/12/04

Artists Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël will also be showing a series of live-action experiences, including one that lets users sit in the room while a pianist works on music. [Ed.—They brought this to SXSW last year, and it remains one of the most surprisingly intimate experiences we’ve seen on the Rift.]

Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world
LA TIMES | 2014/05/06

Raphael’s ‘Strangers’ film, which he directed with collaborator Felix Lajeunesse, puts viewers in the studio with Watson such that when the musician turns to look at you, you almost want to say something to him.

Virtual reality is a brilliant new medium, but let’s use it properly
The Guardian | 2014/04/13

Strangers – A Moment with Patrick Watson by Felix and Paul is a masterclass in perfect technical execution.

Virtual reality is here. Inside the worlds dreamed up by Hollywood’s most radical storytellers
The California Sunday Magazine | 2014/10/05

[…] It might rank as one of most profound aesthetic experiences of my life. There’s something about how intimate, still, humble, small, and graceful it is that’s deeply moving.” – Carina Chocano, after experiencing Strangers with Patrick Watson for the very first time.

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