The first Russian VR 360 project
that uses virtual reality
to help motivate people with disabilities
to be more active in real life.
VRability is the first Russian non-profit project that combines the possibilities of film and virtual reality to achieve an important social goal.
The creative group behind the project consists of professionals in documentary film-making, social advertising and organizing/developing complex technical filming solutions. We use unique 360-degree filming technology and virtual reality glasses playback (VR 360) to motivate people with disabilities be more active in real life by letting them experience new virtual experiences.

The project works on changing attitudes towards people with disabilities and developing innovative technological solutions for social problems.

About




VRability is the first Russian documentary virtual reality project created with the use of 360-degree video for the purpose of helping solve social problems. It is also the first project in the world that presents the surrounding environment in VR 360-degrees from the perspective of someone in a wheelchair.

A series of both full-length VR-films and independent VR-experiences will be available via smartphone apps, online on our website, and on special VR-playback equipment.

We hope that our project will:

  • motivate people with disabilities to find out more about social and sports activities available to them; to explore the world and new interesting places that are accessible by both people with or without disability.
  • create opportunities for the psychological and emotional rehabilitation of people with recent traumas and those temporarily or continuously suffering from loss of mobility, especially those who require not only physical rehabilitation and help adapting to new life conditions, but emotional support as well.
  • will allow a wide audience to become closer acquainted with the world of someone in a wheelchair and their limitless abilities through the immersion effect (total immersion) and/or watching our project's films and shorts.

The VRability team is open to production proposals for commercial VR 360 films and shorts. Proceeds from our commercial activities will be used for implementing and developing our non-profit project for people with disabilities.
We invite organizations that work with people with disabilities, as well as commercial and social services to participate in the project and help us reach our common goal of creating a more comfortable and accessible environment for everyone.

We invite both organizations of persons with disabilities, as well as commercial and social services to participate in a project to create a more comfortable environment consisting of all the people. 

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CONTENT PROJECT

VR-experiences are independent VR360-shorts created with participation of people with disabilities. These experiences place the viewer in a particular situation and allow him or her to УliveФ it with the experience's participants. The shorts are currently available online on video-hosting sites that support VR-content playback on regular computers.

The shorts posted on our Youtube channel can also be enjoyed on your smartphone.



Новогодняя раздача кардбордов

New Year Cardboard Give Away

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Web Doc
Трейлер фильма о Максиме Киселеве

Maxim Kiselev Film Traler

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Trailers
Съемки полета на дельтаплане и демонстрация

Making of Hanggliding flight and presentation

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Web Doc
VRability: Максим Киселев (рус)

VRability: Maxim Kiselev

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VR Films
Сноуборд с "Лыжами мечты"

Snowboarding with "Dream Ski"

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VR experiences
Танцы на льду на коляске

Wheelchair figure ice skating

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VR experiences
Полёт на дельтаплане

Flight on a hang-glider

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Теннис на инвалидных колясках

Wheelchair tennis

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VR experiences
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Our team

Maria Milshina

Maria Milshina

PR director

Maria Milshina

PR director
Maria Milshina
E-mail: pr@vrability.ru
Phone: +7(916)373-41-80
Georgy Molodtsov

Georgy Molodtsov

Project co-creator and creative director

Georgy Molodtsov

Project co-creator and creative director
Georgy Molodtsov

Georgy Molodtsov – director, producer, project's creative director. Creative director at “Social Advertising Laboratory”, vice-president of the Documentary Film and Television Guild, selection committee member at the Moscow International Film Festival. Author of over 20 social advertising campaigns that have received over 50 prizes at advertising and film festivals. Graduate of VGIK, MA degree in Film and Video, 2015 (American University, School of Communication, Fulbright Scholar).

Stanislav Kolesnik

Stanislav Kolesnik

Project co-author and technical director

Stanislav Kolesnik

Project co-author and technical director
Stanislav Kolesnik

Microelectronics engineer. Works with the largest TV and film studios on technical shoots development and organization. Participated in the development of robotic technology for the kultura.rf cultural heritage portal.

Dmitry Agutin

Dmitry Agutin

Producer

Dmitry Agutin

Producer
Dmitry Agutin

Dmitry Agutin – producer, co-director, cameraman.<br> In his relatively short career, Dmitry has already worked with such studios as Bazelevs (Timur Bekmambetov), Universal Studios, and Masterskaya Film company. Worked on over 10 documentary films, including “The President” (2015).

Hero

Name: Maksim Kiselev
Date of birth: 27.10.1990
Place of birth: Mogilev, Belarus
Activities: Athlete

Film about Maxim Kiselev in 360 VR:


Maksim Kiselev's father was in the military and worked on damage control and recovery after the Chernobyl disaster in 1987. At two years old, Maksim became very ill and could no longer walk. The family moved from Chernobyl region to Khabarovsk, where Maksim underwent lengthy medical treatment, including a number of operations. In 1998 he moved to Moscow. He graduated from high school with honors, and in 2014 graduated magna cum laude from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism.

Maksim dreamt of taking dance lessons. But because of his health problems, he decided to take up wheelchair dancing. Competing wasn't on his mind at the time - it was important for him to undergo social and physical rehabilitation through dance. 2007 became a turning-point year in the young athlete's life – the first time Maksim really showed himself as a potential athlete. His first large competition was the Eurasia Wheelchair Dance Championship, where Maksim made it to the finals. Since then, he's won multiple Russian and international dance championships, and received the International Philanthropy award for outstanding achievements among people with disabilities in arts and culture.

Since January 2010, he is the first and only athlete in the world who does pairs wheelchair dancing on ice. He was awarded a special “Surpassing Yourself” prize by the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. In 2011, Maksim became interested in wheelchair tennis, a field in which he has also been quite successful. Another one of his hobbies is photography.

He participated in Evgeniy Pluschenko's show “Ice Kings”. In 2008, he acted in “Weapons” TV series.

Maksim tries to use his successes to attract children and young people with disabilities to dance and other sports. It's important for him to show that physical limitations do not limit one's creativity. We, people with disabilities, have limitless creative potential. An illness is not a reason to give up, it's just a slightly different lifestyle.

Sport is a way to realize one's potential, both in sports and social work. It helps develop a will to win and a desire to work on yourself and your own physical well-being. He lives by the motto: “Limited physical ability is a stepping stone to unlimited creative potential and achievement”. “Invasport” - sport for people with disabilities – is sport without limitations.

Partners

Our production uses GoPro 4 Black Edition cameras for filming 360 degree video. The cameras were provided by special arrangement by Yuma, GoPros official distributor on Russia. GoPro cameras create the highest quality 360-video even in extreme conditions.
Visit our partner's site http://www.gopro.com

Smi

Интервью Георгия Молодцова, креативного директора проекта VRability, вице-президента Гильдии неигрового кино и ТВ, в рамках конференции «AR/VR технологии в рекламе и маркетинге. Продвижение продуктов и брендов», прошедшей 8 апреля в Digital October
Go to the source page http://json.tv/ict_video_watch/arvr_reklama_marketing-georgiy_molodtsov-vrability-20160411044032

Contacts

Phone:

+7 926 286 98 28, Georgy

E-mail:

info@vrability.ru

 

Support Our Project

Dear friends, at this point of the project, your support will be an incredible help. We are trying to minimize spending on production and have already purchased most of the necessary equipment, but logistics and rental of other film equipment are still a big problem. If you like what we're doing, we would be very grateful for any help. All of the wonderful people who have helped our project take off will be mentioned in the films' end titles. We thank you in advance for your support!