“The Dream of Cesare” is a VR-interpretation of the world-famous silent film classic “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari “by Robert Wiene from 1919. With a combination of holograms and a virtual environment, the viewer is enabled to immerse himself in the three-dimensional space of the film and to move around in the scene around the actors and in the middle of the action. As a result, your own movie experience can be actively and individually influenced. The volumetric film was filmed as the latest form of Virtual Reality Experiences at VOLUCAP Studio in Potsdam-Babelsberg, which opened in June 2018.
Utilizing a technology that creates holograms by real actors that can be placed in both real (AR) and virtual worlds (VR). Volumetric video is considered a global innovation in VR and key technology for special computing. So far, there are only a few studios that can perform this type of recording.
Two Polish superstars were in front of the camera for the VR Experience: Caligari is played by Arkadiusz Jakubik, a renowned actor who has been seen in film and theater for almost 20 years, and is also known as a rock singer. As Cesare, the up-and-coming talent Jakub Gierszal is in front of the camera, who already gained notoriety through innovative projects such as “Suicide Room”.
The VR-Experience will be shown as part of the installation “The Cabinet” in the summer of 2019 in Warsaw, Krakow, Turin and other European cities. In Germany the film will not only be shown at the DOK Leipzig in autumn, but also at the Interfilm Festival in Berlin and in February 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the silent film classic during the Berlinale.