Way to Go (Trailer) from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.
An eerie interactive experience for everyone from six year olds to 106 year olds, that can last from six minutes to, well, forever. Wile away your lunch hour with A Way to Go.
This is no Assassin’s Creed. A Way to Go is an experiment blending art, nature, science and human intuition. Directed by French/Canadian director Vincent Morriset, the film takes you on a immersive stroll in the woods, where animation, 360˚ video capture, music, dreaming and code all combine to create an other worldly encounter.
In this heightened landscape, we’re free to explore and test the boundaries of what we can and can’t do…
With your mouse disabled, and eerily sublime sounds humming from your speakers, viewers are encouraged to explore a strange new environment through the eyes of an odd little boxy man.
Morriset seems concerned with how the internet can elevate our senses to allow an emotional immersion that’s simply unattainable in other mediums. In this heightened landscape, we’re free to explore and test the boundaries of what we can and can’t do – and because there are no rules and no real instructions apart from how to run, jump and look closer, you’re encouraged to try new ways of interacting with technology.
Every now and again you might fancy a little lean down on the ground, where you can zoom in for short bursts of nature up close. Or perhaps you’d like to set off for some sky somersaults in the cut-out trees, or even a canter through the northern lights-strewn landscape. Which is exactly what I imagine the inside of Björk’s mind looks like.
It’s all fair game on this plane.