The Mad God VR experience is a stop-motion animated short based on the Mad God short film series. This dark tale of a mysterious explorer who journeys into the depths of a malicious underworld is straight from the wonderfully twisted mind of Phil Tippett, master stop-motion animator responsible for some of the most memorable moments from the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Jurassic Park.
By using traditional stop-motion capture techniques with a custom stereo photography rig, the viewer is able to experience a handcrafted miniature world unlike any other. Binaural audio leads the viewer's gaze through the full 360 degree environment, revealing more and more ominous creatures as the story unfolds.
Phil is a director, visual effects supervisor, and the founder of Tippett Studio in Berkeley, CA. He is the recipient of two Academy Awards and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, and two Emmys.
Phil's roots in stop-motion animation and creature modeling, and his ability to use these skills in conjunction with developing technologies, has made him one of a handful of artists whose careers have spanned the transition from practical special effects to digital.