With the help of immersive technology, we revisit the cinematic techniques that have made history in cinema, presenting four virtual reality contents inspired by the innovations of the Lumière Brothers and Georges Méliès.

Starting with “L’arrivo di un treno alla stazione di Torrenieri”, we immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of another time at the railway station, waiting for the arrival of the historic train, which enters the visual field as in the famous short film “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat” by the Lumière Brothers.

With “Drive Your Style”, we find ourselves in the back seats of a car, while the dancer Margherita Landi performs a game of transformations that pushes us to explore the space in 360° to follow her appearances, disappearances, and movements; a cinematic trick that recalls the suspension of the shot in Georges Méliès’ iconic “Escamotage d’une dame chez Robert-Houdin.”

We end with two short films inspired by Méliès‘ “L’Homme-Orchestre.”

“Drumpossible” shows drummer Fabio Vitiello and his clones playing a musical piece. With VR, we become part of the musician’s creative process and witness a spectacular duplication.

“Being Omar Rashid” pays homage to Spike Jonze’s cult film, showing Omar’s clones populating the space of Gold’s office.