360 VR contestThe winners of the first-ever Drury 360 VR Film Contest have been announced. Students from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Rhode Island School of Design, who entered into one of four categories, were notified on June 1 and each will receive a 360fly 4K VR camera and $500 to continue their work exploring this exciting new medium.

The contest originated in Drury Design’s Creative Lab where the team began to explore the artistic potential of virtual reality, and took the contest to student filmmakers tapping into their fresh perspectives on this burgeoning technology.

The judges, Chris Drury, President and Chief Creative Officer of Drury Design, Peter Adderton, CEO of 360fly, and David Adler, CEO and founder of BizBash, were impressed by the level and degree of talent and creativity in the students’ work.

“The students took this medium in directions we never could have anticipated,” said Evan Polivy of Drury Creative Lab. “They produced thought-provoking, inspiring work that set the stage for VR’s impact on the art world. We’re excited to see what happens next.”

THE WINNERS

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“Art Fair” | Director:  Sarah Tricker |School:  Rhode Island School of Design

BEST NARRATIVE

“The Moment” | Director:  Cade Margus | School:  New York University Tisch School of the Arts

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

“The Rite of Birth” | Director:  Artemiy Repin | School:  New York University Tisch School of the Arts

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

“When We Land” | Director:  Ronen Tanchum | School:  New York University Tisch School of the Arts

The films were produced during the month of April using state-of-the-art 360 VR cameras donated by the one of contest’s sponsor, 360Fly and were viewed by Gear VR Headsets and Level On Headphones donated by other contest sponsor, Samsung, over two separate screening events.

The winning videos and finalists, can be viewed at www.drury360.com/watch.

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