“A Knockout 360” comes from the idea to make a VR video inspired by the play Bitch Boxer, directed by Edoardo Zucchetti, starring the actress Carolina Pezzini. Bitch Boxer is the transposition from the novel of the same name written by Charlotte Josephine that retraces the story of Meet Chloe, the first english female boxer who joined the Olympic Games.
We wanted to transpose in a lasting 8 minutes Virtual Reality short film the mood of the play that lasted 40 minutes. The scenes represented are indeed fewer than in the play. To realize the film we used 360° cameras and a virtual reality post production. The video portrays the actress Carolina Pezzini while doing her gymnastic exercises in the gym Rossi di Santa Croce and Pugilistica Isolotto. Meanwhile in the background the voice of the protagonist talks about episodes from his life. This makes possible to the viewer to live a totally immersive experience in the story thanks to the 360° video’s technology. It’s also possible to watch “A Knockout 360” with the support of a Samsung Gear device.
The final result is a VR video that shows the story of Meet Chloe from a different point of view than the one previously conceived by Edoardo Zucchetti for the theater.