ROBERT BATEMAN 360
The powerful live broadcast company Liveit teamed up with The Robert Batemen Gallery to create an exciting VR experience. Partnering up with Liveit, I was required to create the entire 360 experience that would be experienced using Playstion VR hardware inside the gallery.
Liveit founder and CEO Mike Irvine and I took a very special trip to Chatham Island to film some of the landscape Robert pulled inspiration from. We also were treated with a visit to Robert's home where we had a private tour of his art-filled residence.
This was my first VR project and even though there were many stress-filled late nights, hair pulled out from things going wrong and getting nowhere many times, it was also very rewarding and I learned to really appreciate this new art form. It really challenges you to think outside of the box of traditional storytelling techniques.
Project: Robert Bateman 360
Role: Creative Director and Motion Graphics Artist
Client: Liveit and The Bateman Center
One of the risks I took was meddling with an artist's art in order to make it 'more' interactive. I took one of Robert's famous Paintings 'The Wave' and animated it. I made sure to do it delicately as to not disrespect the work. Luckily enough, Robert was delighted with the result and I was allowed to work on 4 artworks in the same manner for this project.
It was an honor to work on this project and with Canadian living legend, Robert Bateman.