Jessica Brillhart +
Vrai Pictures

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Beethoven’s Fifth

2017 | Dir. Jessica Brillhart
Prod. Lauren Simpson, Luke Ritchie, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Audio. Luke Allen, Silversound
Exec. Prod. Google
Collab. Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philarmonia in London, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Ames, Don Gurnett, Ann Druyan, Arts Council England, British Underground, Subpac, Bose
Off. sel. Sheffield DocFest, Raindance (Winner), Geneva International Film Festival, SXSW

Journey into interstellar space with a performance of “Beethoven’s Fifth, First Movement” by the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, featuring conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. 

Part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration for NASA’s Voyager space program and the Golden Record project.

Future of Storytelling “The New Storytellers” Interview︎︎︎
Beethoven’s Fifth at the Phi Centre︎︎︎

DeepDream VR

2016 | Dir. Jessica Brillhart
Prod. Nick Kadner

Exec. Prod. Google
Collab. Google Artists and Machine Intelligence (Google AMI), Doug Fritz

A string of stereoscopic virtual reality video footage, reimagined using the machine learning algorithm, DeepDream.

“Google's latest VR experiment involves feeding footage captured by its 360-degree camera rig through the DeepDream machine...the result is a psychedelic virtual reality experience.”
- Marialla Moon for Engadget ︎︎︎

Conditions at Omaha

2016 | Dir. Jessica Brillhart

Conditions at Omaha is a three-minute long VR experience that surrounds you with four local forecasts from Omaha, Nebraska that were televised in the 90’s on The Weather Channel. While you’re in the middle of this Omaha multi-weather-verse, you’re also bathed in the smooth jazz stylings of the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era and Weather Channel favorite, Kenny G.

the greatest 360 video ever made
- Casey Neistat ︎︎︎

Is there a more comforting experience than sitting in your childhood living room, hypnotized by the green confetti of The Weather Channel’s doppler radar? Probably not...
The Verge ︎︎︎

The Weather Channel like you've never experienced it
Mashable ︎︎︎

I spy someone saxy playing smooth jazz in VR ;)
Kenny G ︎︎︎