Dream Droplets


Dream Droplets

Dream Droplets is the poetic VR experience that I made for my Bachelor’s degree at HKU.


Synopsis

The tendrils of her dampened hair drip a comforting sound as her mind wanders elsewhere. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the imaginary world of Dream Droplets, hidden to the conscious mind. Travel alongside young adult Kim in this confronting dream-like fantasy, where grass grows as tall as trees and magical raindrops turn into bursting threads. Bathe in Kim’s escapist daydream and experience how her troubled subconscious clouds her mind. Take the form of a water droplet, and drift along with the poetic current of her dreamy tale.



Director Statement

While the immersion of animated VR is getting more and more tempting, we should be careful not to lose grounding with our daily lives. The immersive quality of daydreaming, just like animation, game, and VR, is often most temping while the avoidance of reality’s sharp edges could our subconscious. Confront this temptation by joining Kim’s escapist daydream


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*Update: Dream Droplets has been selected for NFF and Kaboom! Unfortunately, due to pandemic regulations, VR can’t be screened at NFF, and possibly at Kaboom as well. Once I know more I will give an update here and through the mailing list!

 


List of cast and credits

Director:                    Nick Rutten
Animator:                  Dirk LemmersNick Rutten
Animation help:         Vincent Guilliano Wongsodjiwo
Audio:                       Auris Media 
Character Design:     WanQing Wang
Character Rigger:      Robbert-Jan van Ommeren
Everything else:          Nick Rutten