Specular is a Brooklyn, New York based creative studio exploring the application of photography and interactivity towards immersive experiences.
Specular asserts that the cultural relationship to images will shift dramatically in the near future – leaving behind analog metaphors and creating space for viewers to interact. Through design and invention, the studio intends to guide this shift towards a future where curiosity, inclusivity and humanism are core values.
Blackout is a pioneering virtual reality film transporting the viewer into the memories of strangers on the New York City Subway. Virtual Reality puts the perception of the viewer at the center of the story. Through interactively navigating the crowd, the viewer discovers an interwoven storyline that is different on every viewing.
The VR documentary is brought to life with the powerful new DepthKit filmmaking technology, Specular’s bespoke volumetric filmmaking system capturing live action performances for playback in VR environments.