Songbird 2018

Songbird is a VR experience by the Guardian. It is a short narrated experience concerning rare birds close to extinction on Hawaii.

Hawaii is the bird extinction capital of the world. Many of the birds native to the islands are severely under threat, but for some it’s too late. The fabled ʻōʻō was last seen in 1985. Set in the painted cloud forest of Kauai, Songbird takes you back in time to meet the legendary bird and hear its last song.

I developed and created the visual content together with Michelle and Uri Kranot. 3D animation was done by Philip Louis Piaget Rodriguez, and Denis Chapon did the 2D animation for the birds. Signe Tveitan did modeling and rigging of the ʻōʻō.

Making of

Take a look at the Songbird: Making of article, for more specific details of how this project was made.

Project details

Genre VR experience
Technique 2D and 3D computer animation
Released May 2018
Platform Daydream

Download Songbird for Daydream on the Guardian VR app.

Images

Screenshots of the Windows version of Songbird

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