"El Beat" VR is a journey from the coast of Senegal to the territory of Palenque, following the route of enslaved African men during the colony. Through sound, music and palenquero language, we build a symbolic and dreamlike universe that explores the beginning of the African diaspora in Latin America. It is an immersive experience of 6DoF, integrating volumetric capture, 3D modeling, tilt brush, photogrammetry and binaural sound. The interactive film is a hybrid of documentary and fiction, intertwining the history of Biohó with the reality of maestro Rafael Cassiani, who has preserved the musical tradition of Palenque until today.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
Irene Lema, Sergio Bromberg
Rafael Ospino, Irene Lema
Valeria Lombo, Maribel López
Alí Navarro Salas
Andris Padilla, Ali Navarro Salas, Keyla Regina Miranda, Kendry Cassiani Cásseres, Edwin José Valdes, Edinson Miranda, Esperanza Biohó
Lead Animator: Laura Díaz, VFX: Sergio Bromberg, VFX Assistant: Seulbi Lee, Additional Development and team leader: Hugo Ureña , Additional Developers: Yezael Catillo, Luis Orjuela, Photographer: Miguel Goyeneche, Sound Production: Carlos Portela , Sound Assistant: Santiago Rodríguez, Production Assistant: Daniela Rodríguez, Graphic Designer: Esteban Fino