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Top10 Coolest VR Videos Out Right Now

VO: Lisa Yang WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp
Script written by Nathan Sharp VR is often seen as nothing but a gimmick to a lot of people, but get on board, because once you’ve seen these videos, you’ll understand why VR has tons of potential. For this list we’re counting down our picks for the top ten coolest VR videos out right now. For this list, we’ll be looking at ten videos that perfectly capture the essence of virtual reality. These videos are immersive and captivating, and they successfully and inventively invite the audience to explore the world in ways that were not previously accessible!
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Top 10 Coolest VR Videos Out Right Now

 
Once you’ve seen these videos, you’ll understand why VR has tons of potential. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Coolest VR Videos Out Right Now.
 
For this list, we’ll be looking at ten videos that perfectly capture the essence of virtual reality. These videos are immersive and captivating, and they successfully and inventively invite the audience to explore the world in ways that were not previously accessible.
 

#10: “Be the Bee – A Hive to Table Experience” (2017)

 
“Be the Bee” was created by the National Honey Board after it was reported that beekeepers lost 33% of their colonies in 2016. It’s meant to educate viewers on the production of honey and to advocate the importance of bee health. It’s also an incredible experience from a production standpoint. The video is displayed in gorgeous 4K and the bee shots are incredibly immersive, allowing us to clearly see what a bee experiences in its everyday life. The video also includes cute informational graphics and a neat little segment about the extraction and bottling of honey. “Be the Bee” is an informational and highly entertaining video that should be required viewing for all environmental activists.
 
 

#9: “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes” (2017)

 
“The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes” is a short documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, director of acclaimed films like “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” It’s a beautiful documentary about the rangers of the Congo’s Garamba National Park, the people who serve to protect the vulnerable African elephants from ivory poachers.  It’s a fascinating and educational presentation that allows you to step into the brave shoes of a ranger and experience the drama of their daily lives. It doesn’t make for easy viewing, but it is captivating nonetheless.
 
 

#8: “Kinoscope” (2017)

 
Every film buff needs to experience the beauty of Philippe Collin and Clément Léotard’s “Kinoscope.” “Kinoscope” is presented by acclaimed film production designer Dean Tavoularis, who has worked on “The Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now,” and “Bonnie and Clyde,” among others. “Kinoscope” is a quick yet fascinating jaunt through the history of film and its most timeless sequences, all of which are presented through imaginative and beautiful animation. It’s not a realistic and immersive experience like most VR videos, but a gorgeous artistic achievement that shows a clear love and admiration for the medium of film.

 

#7: “The Starry Night Stereo VR Experience” (2016)

 
This is a short video that honors the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh by allowing you to literally travel through two of his famous paintings, The Starry Night and Bedroom in Arles, and experience their worlds in three dimensions. This is a brilliant video that creatively blends culture and history with modern life and allows us to experience a classic piece of art like never before. With this video, VR helps make the old new again and somehow breathes new life into a seminal piece of art and culture that has been meticulously studied and admired for generations. Such is the power of VR.

 

#6: “Dreams of Dalí: 360° Video” (2016)

 
This is another video that blends art with virtual reality, although this is a much more grand and dramatic example. Here, we go inside Salvador Dalí’s Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus, and if you know anything about Salvador Dalí, you know that you are in for one hell of a trippy ride. The painting itself is creepy enough but going inside and experiencing it in three dimensions is terrifying. While traveling through Starry Night was a beautiful experience, “Dreams of Dali” is a brash and terrifying concoction of nightmarish visuals and haunting audio. No one said that art had to be pretty. In this case, it is downright hellish.
 
 

#5: “Stranger Things – The VR Experience” (2016)

 
Do you love “Stranger Things?” Of course you do. Who doesn’t? So why not travel inside its world and experience it firsthand? In this video, you step into Joyce Byers’s house as it is bathed in darkness and adorned with Christmas lights. You are then hunted by an unseen presence while following the sound of a ringing telephone. Not only is it really cool to experience Joyce’s house in three dimensions, but it’s also a gleefully scary experience that any fan of horror, “Stranger Things” fan or not, is sure to appreciate. Jump in and experience it firsthand, if you’ve got the guts.
 
 

#4: “Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Six Real Exoplanets” (2017)

 
There’s no denying that virtual reality is a fantastic tool for exploring concepts of science. Such is the case for this video, which allows us to travel to and explore six real exoplanets. Filmmakers We the Curious teamed up with astrophysicists to create this scientifically accurate, mindblowing, and terrifying video that allows us to explore firsthand the intricacies and beauty of our solar system and the exoplanets that lie beyond. It’s a gorgeous and educational video that is highly intriguing not just for space junkies, but for anyone with a passing interest in what lies beyond us in the surrounding darkness.

 

#3: “Isle of Dogs – Behind the Scenes” (2018)

 
Who says that promos can’t be fun? This video serves as a piece of promotional material for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” but it isn’t like most behind the scenes clips. In fact, it’s very interesting and informative. We watch as the dogs explain their character and role in the film while real, human workers go about their day in the background. It’s an enthralling look into the filmmaking process and it allows us to see just how time consuming and difficult it is to create a stop motion film. Sure, it breaks the illusion of movie magic, but such is the cost of enlightenment.

 

#2: “Miyubi” (2017)

 
It’s only a matter of time before we get entire movies in virtual reality. In the meantime, “Miyubi” works as a compelling look into what could be the future of the medium. “Miyubi” is a short film that places viewers in the role of a small toy robot that is gifted to a young boy. The film stars notable actor Jeff Goldblum and was created in conjunction with Funny or Die. It has even been shown at various esteemed film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and Cannes. One day, we will perhaps look back on “Miyubi” as the film that began the evolution of virtual reality filmmaking.

 
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
“What Happens Inside Your Body?” (2015)

 
“Invasion!” (2016)

 
“RollerCoaster at Seoul Grand Park” (2015)

 

#1: “Dreams of ‘O’ 360-degree Virtual Reality Trailer” (2017)

 
Cirque du Soleil and virtual reality seem like a match made in heaven. Cirque du Soleil has been transfixing audiences throughout the world for over thirty years, and now they have taken the next step in entertainment by providing us with virtual reality access to their performances. Their trailers “Inside the Box of Kurios” and “Dreams of ‘O’” are magnificent displays of the power and wonders of virtual reality. It utilizes the 360-degree view to its fullest extent and provides viewers with a delightfully artistic and immersive experience unlike any other. If this is the future of virtual reality, then sign us up.
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