Felix & Paul Studios Launches State-of-the-Art VR Sound Design Studio

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Headspace Studio Focused 100% on Delivering Sound Design and Mixing for Virtual Reality Projects Across the VR Industry

Creating high quality virtual reality experiences is a revolutionary, extremely complex process and sound design and mixing are essential components in delivering a fully-immersive experience for viewers

Felix & Paul Studios, the leading creator and producer of cinematic live-action virtual reality experiences, today announced the launch of a separate division—Headspace Studio—focused 100% on sound design and sound mixing for virtual reality experiences. Headspace Studio will deliver state-of-the-art sound for live action VR experiences being produced by Felix & Paul Studios, as well as for other VR creators across animation, computer-generated graphics (CGI) and live action VR experiences.

Headspace Studio is the first sound studio entirely focused on the creation and production of immersive 3D 360° soundscapes for virtual reality content. The studio most recently created the sound for the VR experiences Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, Cirque du Soleil Inside the Box of Kurios, New Wave from VRSE and a CGI project for The Mill on the Oculus and Samsung GearVR platforms.

Jean-Pascal Beaudoin, a veteran sound designer in the emerging field of 3D audio for live action virtual reality and Director of Sound Technology at Felix & Paul Studios, has been named Head of Sound Design of Headspace Studio. Beaudoin has extensive experience in the world of audio post-production and is driven by a combined passion for cinematic storytelling through sound and immersive audio technology.

“Creating high quality virtual reality experiences is a revolutionary, extremely complex process and sound design and mixing are essential components in delivering a fully-immersive experience for viewers,” said Paul Raphael, co-founder and Creative Director of Felix & Paul Studios, speaking at today’s Virtual Reality panel at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. “Jean-Pascal and the team at Headspace Studio are experts in 3D sound design and mixing and will add tremendous value to a range of creators in the next new medium of virtual reality.”

Headspace Studio is based in Montreal, Canada. In addition to sound design and mixing for Felix & Paul productions, Headspace is currently also working with leading VR companies and broadcasters in the United States and Europe.

About Felix & Paul Studios
Félix & Paul Studios is dedicated to storytelling through the medium of live-action Virtual Reality (VR). In 2013, the Montreal-based company developed a proprietary 3D 360º camera system with accompanying post-production software and process - which set the industry standard for the highest-quality VR filmmaking. The studio combines this technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling - creating emotive cinematic experiences around content that is either original (Herders and Strangers) or in collaboration with existing intellectual properties (Jurassic Park, Cirque du Soleil, and Wild). Offering viewers a fully immersive sense of presence, time and space yet to be achieved on any other media platform, Félix & Paul invite audiences into intimate, visceral, and emotive cinematic virtual reality experiences, organically immersing the viewer in experientially driven storylines. Led by directors and visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the studio launched in 2014 as a three-person venture and has since grown into a fully operating team of over thirty. Félix & Paul Studios recently announced a major, non-exclusive content partnership with Oculus.

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