Dell and its Social Good Advocate, Adrian Grenier, created a three-minute, 360-degree film to make people aware of the underwater life and how pollution disrupts it.
The project named “Cry Out: The Lonely Whale Experience” was created by 3D Live with Dell Precision workstations and Alienware PCs featuring AMD graphics and HTC Vive headsets.
The Virtual Reality experience is set to debut on December 4 at “Response to our Oceans” event during Art Basel Miami and then United Nations Paris Climate Conference (COP21) during December 7, 8.
Emily Osment, actress from “Young and Hungry” on ABC Family and “Mom” on CBS, provides the voice over and is captain of the expedition.
“The Lonely Whale is real – a creature who has lived most of his life in isolation – but he is also a powerful symbol for how humankind can better understand the plight of whales and come together to address the issues facing our shared oceans,” said Adrian Grenier, actor, filmmaker and Dell Social Good Advocate.
“I’m grateful to partner with Dell on this VR project and show how technology can educate and inspire positive change. I hope the result will be greater understanding and swifter change, so that this ancient and beautiful life form, and many others, do not disappear from our oceans,” Grenier added.
According to 3D Live COO Ryan Pardeiro, virtual reality has a growing role in delivering innovative experiences.
“We welcomed the opportunity to build the ‘Cry Out: The Lonely Whale Experience’ and work with Adrian Grenier and his team on a new way of using technology and immersive experiences to drive awareness for important causes devastating our oceans,” Pardeiro said.