A view into different worlds

Virtual reality demonstration at Yorkton Film Festival

It will be a chance to experience interesting new worlds.

That is what virtual reality booths at the upcoming Yorkton Film Festival will let event attendees experience just by dawning some special goggles and enjoying the show.

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Blair Yacishyn  with the Festival said there will be three different companies at the show to demo VR technology; the National Film Board, Concordia University, and Regina-based Twisted Pair.

For those unfamiliar with virtual reality Yacishyn said through the special headsets the wearer is “immersed in a 3D space to walk around in.”

The technology allows people to experience some unique things.

For example, Twisted Pair will have “a 360 video that will have you virtually sitting in the middle of a caribous herd as it goes running past,” explained Yacishyn.

The NFB film takes viewers to a “futuristic Toronto that has been taken over by nature,” he said.

The VR experience will be free to the public with viewing from noon-to-5 p.m. Friday (May 24), and Saturday from 10-to-4.

Yacishyn said people can make specific appointment times, bur can also just drop in at the curling rink in the Gallagher Centre to experience the virtual worlds.

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