How Felix & Paul won an Emmy shooting VR on the ISS

Felix & Paul Space Explorers: The ISS Experience

This podcast features a Canadian tech company, which sent a custom-built camera to space, to connect to the Canadarm, to film astronauts on the International Space Station.

I might be a little hyped right now.

“You will capture things that you did not expect to capture.”
 

Today, we have Felix and Paul, of Felix & Paul Studios, who have just received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program.

For what, you ask? Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, which also happens to be the largest production ever filmed in space.

We cover a lot of ground with Felix and Paul on this episode, from how exactly you film a spacewalk in 3D 360 from planet Earth to how that raw content gets turned into digital experiences; what roles 5G and VR play in those experiences; and ultimately if all of this content is just a precursor to the metaverse.

This is a pretty detailed and conceptual conversation about tangible things better experienced with all the senses. But what did you expect? You pressed play on a podcast.

Let’s dig in.


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The BetaKit Podcast is hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Sponsored by Big Data and AI Toronto. Produced with support from TWG.

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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.