“The meditative effect of one’s own movements in connection with sound design and depictions of nature is overwhelming and lastingly impressive.” - Jury from VRHAM!, Best Virtual Reality Experience Award, June 2019
“...You begin to understand the world and in that moment everything changes, bringing me to the realization that when we think we have everything figured out, the rules will change. This experience separated the superego and ego and humbles the user to understand their place in a microcosm of the real world. Projects like these allowed viewers to hold a piece of the art, to be included with it and with the viewer in mind rather than the traditional outside looking in.” - Jungle, Jordan Mikhail, March 2019
“With this type of experience, virtual reality could therefore provide users with a sort of refuge, allowing them for a time to isolate themselves from the world in order to recharge their batteries.” - Lien Multimedia, Orian Morriet, November 2019
Created and Directed by
Kelsey Boncato & Daniel Oldham
Concept, Storyboard, Design, & Animation
Music, Sound Design, Concept, & Technical Development
Producer & Director of the USC Immersive Media Lab
Made possible through
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
Funded with a gift by the USC Immersive Media Lab
Original Music “FOREST” produced by
FOREST VR was produced in the USC Immersive Media Lab, SCA, Los Angeles CA.
Special thanks to Candace, Bryan, and the Tree Spirits.