About Circos VR Studio
Circos specializes in building custom virtual reality (VR) experiences for travel, hospitality and destination brands.
New media expertise from Brand Karma.
Combining Brand Karma's ten-year history in software development and content marketing, Circos VR Studio helps travel and luxury brands increase sales by delightfully surprising and thrilling their customers.
You need exceptional talent - we've got it.
We've captured the bright imaginations of these leading brands.
Resort in Phuket
As one of Asia's most incredible resorts, our VR team proved that only a VR experience could do the property justice in showcasing how jaw-dropping the Trisara experience is in real life.
China World Summit Wing
Hotel in Beijing
For one of Beijing's top luxury hotels, the Circos VR team explored the most innovative way to market the property for both meetings and independent travelers by creating experiences of the guest rooms, meeting rooms and event spaces.
Hotel in Chiang Rai
A model for eco-tourism in the heart of the Chiang Rai mountains, the native Hmong tribe run and manage the community-based lodge. The Circos VR team captured the experience, stunning natural beauty, and the tribal traditions in Northern Thailand.
Destination in Japan
To experience Tokyo is to see tradition and innovation in harmony. We created a VR tour of Tokyo's most popular sites, including the Shibuya crossing, Tokyo tower, Ginza, and Tokyo station.
Destination in Mongolia
Mongolia's capital is a city like none other: endless blue skies, nomadism, and a rapidly changing landscape are just the beginning. Our team created a custom VR tour of Ulaanbaatar's undiscovered beauty, convincing potential travelers to visit.
Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary
Destination in the Philippines
With over 150 species of marine life, this reef regeneration project in Cebu has become a top tourist attraction in the Philippines. The Circos VR team captured the aquatic environment with truly immersive underwater VR.
Miss Universe China
The finale selecting China’s representative to the Miss Universe Pageant, the Circos VR team 3D filmed various competitions, including the designer lingerie and evening gown competitions. The event was hosted at Shangri-La Hotel Pudong to showcase its ballroom.
ILTM Asia Party
International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) is a portfolio of global, regional and specialist luxury travel events. Circos VR was onsite at ILTM Shanghai's official party, capturing the energy, diversity, and dynamism of luxury travel in Asia.
Travel Industry Event
Web in Travel (WIT) hosts award-winning travel industry conferences. The Circos VR team VR-filmed WIT's annual event in Tokyo, including founder Yeoh Siew Hoon's highly-anticipated interview with Uber.
Our thoughts and insights about Virtual Reality
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is Virtual Reality (VR)?
VR is the computer-generated simulation of a 3D environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real way using special equipment, such as goggles with a screen inside.
How can I watch VR with my phone?
You can watch Youtube-360 experiences on your phone. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6 you can insert your phone in the Samsung VR Gear and watch the VR experiences through the headset.
How can I film VR videos?
You can film 360-degrees videos with 6-7-12 GoPro cameras placed in a special manufactured holder. After you have shot your 360-degree video, you will need to stitch your videos together with special developed software.
What is augmented reality and what is the difference between with virtual reality?
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements/objects are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, or graphics. AR is the blending of virtual reality and real life. Users are able to interact with virtual elements in the real world. The difference with VR is that AR users continue to be in touch with the real world while interacting with virtual objects/elements around them. With VR, the user is immersed in a world that is completely fabricated and the user feels isolated from the real world.
What are the difference between these VR headsets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard?
Oculus Rift DK1: Oculus Rift is one of the first virtual reality headset. The Rift is developed by 21-year-old engineer Palmer Luckey, funded via Kickstarter and bought by Facebook for $2bn. The Rift plugs into your computer's DVI and USB ports and tracks your head movements to provide 3D imagery to its stereo screens. The first consumer edition is set to ship in the first quarter of 2016, with two wireless Oculus Touch controllers to allow hand tracking, and Xbox One control pad compatibility.
Samsung Gear VR: Gear VR is a virtual reality device developed by Samsung in collaboration with Oculus VR and is one of the best all-round and consumer friendly headset on the market. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (or Galaxy S6) is used as the screen and driving computer, mounted inside the Gear VR device. The Gear VR has no display itself but has multiple input methods and a headband to keep the device on people's heads.
Google Cardboard: Like the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard does not have a display itself. You put your smartphone into the cardboard container and then you watch the VR experience. There is no headband to keep the cardboard to your head. It’s a low-cost way to experience virtual reality.
Who will use VR experiences for their business model?
Will VR work with my prescription glasses on?
With most headsets currently available on the market, you can watch a VR experience with your glasses on. However, you can take off your glasses and watch the VR experience after adjusting the lens.
What is immersive marketing?
Immersive marketing is defined as a cohesive and all-encompassing experience across any channel where the customer is and that it completely envelops the consumer in the brand.
How can I experience a VR experience?
You can contact us and we can showcase you one of our many VR experiences.
How long does it take to create a VR experience?
A normal process will take about 3-5 weeks. Our process involves 5 steps: Ideation, Pre-Production (on-site), Production, Post-Production, and Delivery. Please contact us so we can tailor-made your VR experience to your needs.