RED + Facebook 360

Facebook 360 partnered with RED, the camera manufacturer, to develop a first-of-its-kind, 16-lens, 6DoF camera called Manifold. This assignment involved creating a short film that showcases the technical possibilities of the camera, and creating content to support the launch of Manifold at the annual Oculus user conference.

The Complex
To take advantage of Manifold’s full 360° range, and optimize for viewing in Oculus headsets, we scripted and shot one continuous action scene involving 22 characters and 20+ intersecting storylines.

Excerpts from the film were shown in isolation to demonstrate how Manifold gives filmmakers the unprecedented ability to achieve a parallax separation between foreground and background objects.

This sizzle highlighted Manifold’s incredible technical specs and cool aesthetic, to support its launch at the annual Oculus user conference, 0C5.