360 Faces of the city – Fly over Helsinki on a Zeppelin airship!
In the City Museum’s Time Machine the new multisensory virtual experience 360 Faces of the City takes visitors to 1930s Helsinki and the flight path of a Graf Zeppelin airship.
360 Faces of the city is a multisensory virtual experience combining history and the present day. The three-minute experience made possible with VR goggles is a dream-like excursion to Helsinki and the 1930s flight path of the Zeppelin airship.
Marvel at nighttime Helsinki from the sky, dive into the middle of busy traffic and see an over 200-metre-long Zeppelin floating above Senate Square while enjoying the urban soundscape created by sound virtuoso Rudi Rok and the music of RSO. The work was produced by YLE.
360 Faces of the City is the first visiting VR content at the Time Machine. “Visitors have been asking for new video content and views of Helsinki for the VR headset, and this work delivers just that with style. We are very happy about this collaboration and will be looking for interesting content producers to partner with in the future as well,” comments the producer of the exhibition Aki Pohjankyrö.
The virtual experience will be available at the Time Machine from 12 November 2019 to 1 March 2020.
Music: Ernest Pingoud: Faces of the Big City (1936–1937). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hannu Lintu
Voice artist: Rudi Rok
Visual director: Kirsi Kukkurainen, Yle
Sound designer: Anders Wiksten, Yle
Video editing & CGI : Zoan Oy
Producer: Katri Henriksson, Yle
Production: Yle Culture and entertainment 2018