In this immersive 360 degree first-person POV VR film, the viewer is dropped into a visceral, action-packed 3D cinematic experience we are used to seeing in movie theaters, only this time YOU are the action hero.

Directed by Ilya Rozhkov and starring Lyndsy Fonseca (Kickass, How I Met Your Mother) and Tony Denison (Major Crimes, The Closer), Agent Emerson was shot in Louisiana and Los Angeles. Creation of the film involved design of a proprietary camera system branded IC-Cam.

CIA Operative David Emerson awakens to find himself a subject of an experimental program with his body under complete remote control of the imperious General. With the aid of a rogue operative Alexandra David has to retake charge of own actions and fight his way through the top security facility inside the most complex live-action VR film ever made.

The film is produced in partnership with the Rogue Initiative (full spectrum production studio led by award-winning industry veterans, including alumni from Amblin Entertainment, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros and Activision) and CTB Film Company (film production studio with 3 Academy Award nominations and over 150 feature films produced).

Identity Capture Camera

enables the technology behind Agent Emerson

The making of the VR Film Agent Emerson demanded innovation as it was very challenging and complex on every level of the technical process. To capture our first person POV film appearing seamlessly as one continuous shot in high quality 360 VR 3D filled with action, AND without disturbing motion to the viewer as 'Agent Emerson,' our team designed and developed a unique camera to capture the immersive intensity.

Our proprietary IC-Cam (Identity Capture Camera) is a head-mounted camera rig system capable of shooting 360 degrees stereoscopic (3D) video with the body in the field of view and no blind spots. The 21-camera, 3-axis stabilization system compensates for all the movements of the operator, resulting in a smooth camera movement, without uncomfortable motion for the audience watching the filmed footage in a VR headset.

The most complex shot was the long continuous fight scene where 'Alexandra' (Lyndsy Fonseca), 'The General' (Tony Denison) and the guards walk from one camera into another and get up-close to the cameras. For the viewer to feel fully immersed into the action of the katana battle - as they are 'Agent Emerson', we were able to achieve the direct physical interaction with 'Emerson' in movement, creating one of the most complicated sequences ever filmed in VR 360 3D.

As available standard stitching techniques were inadequate for the amount of action, our engineers utilized a hybrid of existing software and created new algorithms, developing a new dynamic stitching system which also solved 3D complications on the sphere poles.