USA｜2017｜Inte ractive｜Colour｜4min｜No dialogue｜Animation｜4 Seat | General Audience
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※ ”Chocolate” has a lot of strong flash light effects. People who are pregnant or drunk, or with epilepsy and special physical and mental conditions, or had severe injury or operation on the heads, or diagnosed not suitable by medical professionals, please reconsider your entry into this program.
★ 2017 Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier
★ 2017 SXSW
★ 2017 World VR Forum “Best User Experience”
Chocolate is a standing room-scale VR music video experience. Set to the song by Giraffage of the same name, Chocolate drops you as a robot into a world of colorful chrome in which everything is heavily synchronized to the music. Your hands transform to cannons that spray cute chrome cats in slow motion to a tribe of people that are performing a ritualistic dance just for you, their robot god, to provide them with their precious resource, the cute lil’ shiny kitties. Your hands transform into pulse speakers that shoot giant shock waves out into the vast deforming chrome landscape. There’s also a herd of giant cat heads migrating in the distance & a massive tribal chief cat that assists in the ritual by spraying champagne all over you in slow motion like a rap video. Everything is shiny and glimmering, smooth and sexy, cute and strange, overwhelming and astonishing.
Tyler Hurd likes making fun interactive things that have character and personality and emotions and ridiculousness and stuff in them.
Tyler started his career as an Animator at the award winning video game studio Double Fine Productions where he grew into a Character TD & Tech Artist. After 9 years he ventured out into the freelance advertising world in NYC. Whilst working in that god forsaken industry his VR career started with BUTTS in 2014. "After seeing my little guys come alive and look right at me in VR, I was hooked"
Tyler spent the next 5 years making creative VR projects with small and very talented teams. Exploring the new medium via music videos, animation, reactivity, and emotional response. Old Friend, Chocolate, Chorus, & Beach Body Bros. "These projects are my babies and I love them."
Since becoming a father in 2018 he has been full time at Oculus, continuing his explorations and injecting some ridiculousness along the way.