“Just a Reflektor” is an interactive film directed by Vincent Morisset, featuring a single from Arcade Fire. Viewers can cast a real-time virtual projection onto the film by holding a mobile device in front of their webcam.
The interactive short film explores the themes in the Canadian band’s album “Reflektor” through two devices simultaneously: the computer and the smartphone/tablet. Filmed in Haiti, the story follows a young woman who travels between her world and our own.
Users can take part in the experience by visiting justareflektor.com in Google Chrome on a computer and g.co/af on an Android or iOS device. The user’s computer and mobile device will connect and reflect the user’s actions onto the world of the film using camera vision and other technologies.
The result is a new way to experience and interact with a film on the web, without a mouse or keyboard.
“Just a Reflektor” was shot in Jacmel with the help of the Ciné Institute. Explore the technology behind the project here.
View the full experience.