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Przemek SiemionBy Przemek Siemion
First created
Przemek SiemionBy Przemek Siemion
First created
€1,779
pledged of €25,000 goal
22
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 14 2017 8:14 AM UTC +00:00

About

Climb Everest is an immersive virtual reality experience that takes you on an epic adventure to one of the most extreme environments in the world. You will be a part of an expedition travelling from Kathmandu to the very summit of Everest. The journey will take you along the less trodden north side which has greater views of the mountain. The way to the top is filled with fascinating places to discover, like busy streets of Kathmandu, remote Tibetan villages on the base of Chomolungma, or different camps on the mountain. You will experience the preparation and work that goes into conquering the highest peak in the world and guiding you on this incredible venture will be renown adventurers Noel & Lynne Hanna. Noel Hanna has summited Everest 7 times and has also completed 7 summit challenge, so you will get the most comprehensive insight into climbing Everest.

Tibet and Base Camp | production diaries
Tibet and Base Camp | production diaries

VR Explorers were the first film industry’s production team to capture virtual reality footage from the top of Everest and now you can immerse yourself in virtual reality and have breath-taking journey to the summit.  

From Kathmandu to Tibet | production diaries
From Kathmandu to Tibet | production diaries

But we do not wish you to just follow our footsteps. We want our audience to have an active part in creating the story. Do you want to spend more time in the villages with locals, explore the basecamp or concentrate on the perilous route to the top? Let us know and shape your own story. 

Above 7000 meters | production diaries
Above 7000 meters | production diaries

ClimbEverest will be available as an app for VR headsets and smartphones including Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, HTC VIVE and other platforms. 

There is plenty to see and a great deal to do on the way to the top of the world. We would like to form a creative relationship with our backers and produce an immersive virtual reality expedition based on the decisions you make. By supporting this Kickstarter, you will be a part of creating an amazing adventure for you and other people to enjoy. It is not just about experiencing the journey for yourself, but also about shaping the story for future explorers. Throughout the week we will provide content from at least two different locations. We would like to ask our supporters for interactive feedback regarding which storyline we should concentrate on, which locations to present in more detail. Together we will create the best story possible.

Preview examples of possible storylines
Preview examples of possible storylines

 

With the rewards we wanted to give a mix of classical items, but also use VR and new possibilities that it provides.

The final designs will be uploaded during the course of the campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentially, we need your help to finalise the project and get this awesome journey out to you, our audience. We have already travelled to Tibet and back, we have climbed Everest, we have finished filming, and we have a lot of exciting content. Now we need some support to finish post-production and create the experience which will then be shared among our backers and everyone else. 

Above North Cole | production diaries
Above North Cole | production diaries

One of virtual reality’s coolest possibilities is that it can immediately transport you to the most exotic, remote, or extreme places on earth. It unlocks the opportunity to experience locations and cultures that are foreign to us. VR as a medium is not only entertaining but it can also build awareness of the environment and the world which we share with so many others. We have already been to the top of the world and now we would like to make this amazing journey available for everyone.

Tibet at 4000 meters |  production diaries
Tibet at 4000 meters | production diaries

We would like to invite you to be a part of our creative team. There are so many astonishing places on the way up to Everest and we would like to know where would you prefer to spend more time or which places to explore in more detail, so together we can develop an overall experience for everyone to enjoy. For that reason, Kickstarter is a perfect platform. It is ideal to establish a creative communication with the community and ask for some support at the same time! Help us finish the project. We are just so close to bring Everest to you. 

After strenuous preparation, we shot the 360-degree footage in the season of 2016. We've invested our time and money to get us this far, but now we need your help to cover the remaining costs of post-production. Below is a breakdown of how we plan to spend the funds raised during this campaign.  

All the selected shots need to be stitched together for a seamless experience. We can’t use the footage as it was filmed. Horizons need to be corrected; tripods and other disturbing elements in the images are brushed away. Colours need to be graded and set in a similar style. We also plan to have a professional voice over, guiding you through the experience, this needs to be recorded. Motion graphics need to be designed, and placed. In addition, we are creating an ambisonic experience, it's like surround sound but for virtual reality. 

All these elements need to be tested and adjusted several times. The end result will be an amazing, world’s first Virtual Reality experience on the North side of Mount Everest. Thanks to YOU.

 

ABC camp and up  | production diaries
ABC camp and up | production diaries

 

 

Zbigniew Wolny | Julian David | Przemek Siemion
Zbigniew Wolny | Julian David | Przemek Siemion

Zbigniew Wolny    

Whether it is location sound recording, sound design, or music composition, Zbigniew's goal is to 'pull you in' with sound. For him sound evokes particular emotions and at same time is a crucial ingredient in storytelling. He believes that sound in VR will play an unprecedented role by creating sense of immersion and providing cues to direct viewer's focus. 

Julian David 

Julian is the person in charge of assisting the production and editing the audiovisual content used to promote the VR crowdfunding campaign.The possibility of going beyond the limits of physics to explore different sensations is what delights him most about virtual reality. 

Przemek Siemion 

For as long as he can remember, Przemek has been interested in visual storytelling. Przemek launched his career with a still camera. He is a visual multidisciplinary guy with a drive to create credible and touching stories with innovative ideas. In the past years, Przemek’s interest developed further towards moving image. Since then he has been working extensively within post-production and has advanced to making his own movies. 

Milan Collin  | Adrià Lerma Úbeda | Kristjan Jekimov
Milan Collin | Adrià Lerma Úbeda | Kristjan Jekimov

Milan Collin  

Milan is an Award winning executive producer that has worked all around the world for almost 20 years! As a producer he always keeps a tight eye on the schedule, budget, and is working closely together with the clients to find the best way to communicate their story. 

Adrià Lerma Úbeda

Adrià has a passion for sharing tales in a visual fashion. Glued to the screen, he’s constantly looking for inspiration for his next big project. He always finds enjoyment in writing, filming and editing stories. And he also likes kiwis.

Kristjan Jekimov 

Kristjan has always been enthusiastic about creative writing, from advertising copies to stand-up comedy. He is consistently looking for new and interesting ways to express oneself through language. For him virtual reality is a unique medium full of potential for artistic imagination and inventive communication.

Brechtje Smidt  | Dominic Leatham | Evan McIlwaine
Brechtje Smidt | Dominic Leatham | Evan McIlwaine

Brechtje Smidt  

With many years of storytelling experience Brechtje is always looking for the new angle to tell the human point of view. She has a passion for the unique stories. Her stories develop on the realization of a dream. It's about people who are able to put everything aside to achieve their goal. 

Dominic Leatham  

Dominic is an illustrator and a graphic designer. He has worked with clients around the world and had his work exhibited on a number of occasions. The new challenges and opportunities presented by working in virtual reality were too good to pass up. Passionate about design, Dominic always strives to create unique and beautiful work. One time he caught a fish with his hands.

Evan McIlwaine 

Evan joined VR Explorers to train in the production of and create virtual reality content. Months later, he is working on the post production and VFX for Climb Everest VR. He believes that this form of media is the best way to present an experience of this nature and he is hard at work making sure that it is as beautiful as possible for the viewer inside of the headset. He has done his job well if he is able to transport people to a different world.

Yara
Yara

Yara - *woof
Our team spirit leader. She loves to run, play with other dogs and people. Keeps us focused and positive at all times.

Risks and challenges

Once we get the funding we can assure that you will have the highest quality experience. However the work itself is very time consuming, but the experience will definitely be finished, because we love VR and the new opportunities it provides. We want as many people as possible to know what it feels like to be on the highest place on earth.

Your help will allow us to fully develop Climb Everest and get it out as soon as possible.

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