- Pioneers in underwater multi-lens camera systems to achieve unparalleled resolution and quality
- Trusted by BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and other top production companies
- Strategic advisors to cutting edge initiatives in science, military, entertainment, and moonshot ideas
- Parent company of Blue Ring Imaging
Underwater 180/360/VR Production
• Trusted by BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and other top production companies
• Strategic advisors to cutting edge initiatives in science, military, entertainment, and moonshot ideas
• Parent company of Blue Ring Imaging
WHO WE ARE
An independent VR production company based in San Diego, CA specializing in creative storytelling and underwater camera technology development for clients.
UNDERWATER VR LEADERSHIP
VRTUL has experience in every category of “Underwater VR” from theme park attractions, live broadcasts, to elite multi-part natural history expeditions. We believe in developing high quality camera housings and processes from the ground up in order to collaborate with world-class non-profits, organizations, and agencies.
Cameras with Unparalleled Resolution, Quality, and Experience
VRTUL camera attributes include (and are not limited to) 20k+ resolution, stereoscopic 3D, 12-bit DNG RAW, livestreaming, 1000 fps, and depth rated to over 4,000 meters. Anything is possible.
The best VR experiences aren’t developed by individuals; they happen through deeply invested working relationships across a range of technologies and industries.
Into the Now
Tribeca & Cannes 2018 Film Festival Selections
Stanford | Neuroscience Institute
24: Legacy | VR Trailer
During the 2017 Super Bowl, VRTUL worked with Here Be Dragons on the breakthrough 24:Legacy VR Trailer. Here is a breakdown of one of the scenes which VRTUL handled:
- Shoot Desert Location 360 HDR Stereo
- VR Stitch Live Action Plate
- CG Model, Rig, and Animate Helicopter
- Add Atmosphere, Dust, Particles
- Stereo Convert 2D Elements and Final Composite
SeaWorld | VR Park Activation
Since January 2016, VRTUL has been a strategic advisor to SeaWorld’s Executive Team, consulting on VR brand strategy, collaborating on experimental films, and producing live-action VR content. In July 2017, VRTUL released their first attraction “Orca 360” at SeaWorld San Diego.
Nekton | Google Expeditions
VRTUL teamed up with Google and the Nekton Mission to produce ultra high resolution stereoscopic 360 imagery and video for the Google Expeditions platform. This expedition highlights the various jobs and tasks that scientists and technicians perform on a deep sea research expedition.
ABC Good Morning America
VRTUL concepted, developed, and executed the first underwater 360 livestream with ABC GMA in Nassau, Bahamas on May 22nd, 2017. Millions of people watched the stream on both live television and Facebook.
VR trailer for award-winning documentary by the late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart. A thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge of extinction..
Casey is both CEO of VRTUL (Virtual Reality Technology Underwater Limited) focused on technology development and production services for underwater cinema, and Blue Ring Imaging designing and manufacturing underwater camera products. VRTUL's clients include the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Good Morning America, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and many others at the cross section of cinema and science.
Some of Casey's inventions include the first 360 3D underwater camera system, the first underwater 360 live broadcast (GMA), the first ROV VR piloting system (MBARI), the first 360 cinematic camera on a submarine, and the highest resolution underwater cinematic camera system in the world (MSG Spheres).
In 360/VR storytelling Casey has played many roles as a Producer, DP, Camera Tech, and Post-Supervisor. Most notable productions include: Into the Now (2019), Our Blue Planet VR (2019), Into Water (2019), Immotion Group Blue Ocean Series (2018), Hydrous Immerse (2018), Sharkwater VR (2018), Mako Madness (2017), and Orca 360 (2016).