The Endless Co.

The Endless Co.

Media
Production

VR / Film / Performance

Media
Production

VR / Film / Performance

WHY PRODUCE IMMERSIVE MEDIA?

Virtual and Augmented Reality productions make viewers feel present in the story — whether it's the set of a TV show, stage of a theatrical performance, mind of a fashion designer, or a star cluster in outer space. Immersive media can transmute ordinary spaces into interactive worlds, and distant viewing into embodied experience. We shoot live-action footage, design computer-generated environments, mix spatial audio, and develop interactivity to produce award-winning immersive stories.

INDUSTRIES
FILM/TV
FASHION
EDUCATION
PERFORMANCE
BRANDED CONTENT
BENEFITS
360° video
BTS exclusives
Live performance
Interactive narrative
First-person storytelling
Improved retention

Amazon

INDUSTRY: FILM/TV

REQUEST: Simon Stålenhag’s retro-futuristic paintings are the inspiration for Amazon’s original series Tales from the Loop. Amazon brought on The Endless Co. to tell the behind-the-scenes story of how the showrunners translated Stålenhag’s canvases to a televised fictional world.

PRODUCTION: We visualized the BTS production process in a Virtual Reality short film. We first shot each of the show’s sets in 360° video. Then for three months, we trained an artificial intelligence tool to paint like Stålenhag, transforming each video into a virtual reality painting.

In the final behind-the-scenes cut, each set is shown in live action VR before fading into into our AI’s painting. The project completes the TFTL stylistic loop: from painting, to screen, back to painting.

Read the full case study here.

FISTFUL OF STARS

INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE

PRODUCTION: In Summer 2016, The Endless Co. transported an audience of 6,000 people from an open-air setting in Prospect Park to the closest region of massive star formation, the Orion Nebula, in a shared virtual reality experience.

As part of the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, we brought together a 30-piece Norweigan 1B1 Symphony Orchestra, the 100-person Brooklyn Chorus Choir, 2 opera stars (Royce Vavrek and Nathan Gunn), and 6,000 Google Cardboard headsets. Audience members downloaded our custom mobile app for a five-minute VR journey through the cosmos, directed by Eliza McNitt and narrated by celebrated Hubble astrophysicist Mario Livio.

Read the full case study here.

SAMSUNG X PUNCHDRUNK

INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE

REQUEST: In October 2016, The Endless Co. was tasked by Samsung and Agency Partners PMK/BNC to create an exclusive VR experience with Punchdrunk International, creators of the acclaimed live performance, Sleep No More.

PRODUCTION: We crafted a complex production in which every element of the physical space was mirrored in the virtual experience: live actors were doubled as virtual projections, and their voices were carefully synchronized with the spatial audio in the VR video.

The project maintained the spirit of live theater while integrating digital theatrics only possible with VR technology. Believe Your Eyes was awarded a Cannes Lions prize in 2018.

Read the full case study here.

GUCCI

INDUSTRY: FASHION

PRODUCTION: In partnership with GUCCI and The New York Times, The Endless Co. produced a VR short film to invite viewers into the mind of Ignasi Monreal, a leading designer for GUCCI.

The brand sponsored a NYT profile of the young Spanish painter, whose radically creative fashion illustrations have led to consistent collaborations with the Italian style giant since he was only 24.