Birdly Launch, Allianz E-Village, Paris

ID

508407

SHOOT DATE

26 Apr 2018

SHOOT LOCATION

Paris, France

DESCRIPTION
Birdly® operators command their full-body VR flight experience instinctively with arms and hands creating an exhilarating experience. The likes of Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and Distribution of Allianz SE and
Formula-E racing championLucas di Grassi share their experiences following the launch at the Allianz E-Village in Paris.
SHOT LIST
Soundbite 1 – Birdly expert


“You’ll be able to go wherever you like. If you flap your arms you’ll go faster.”

Sound bite 2 - Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and
Distribution of Allianz SE

“Oh, that’s unbelievable. I feel like I am in the desert.”

Sound bite 3 - Alexander Zosel, Co-Founder of Volocopter

“I am the founder of Volocopter and when I flew through New York I saw my aircraft flying through New York, that was amazing.”

Sound bite 4 - Lucas di Grassi, Formula-E Racing champion

“I’ve done a lot of VR in my life, from racing simulators to pretty much everything you can do in VR, but I’ve never had an experience like this that is so immersive like the Birdly machine. The concept of flying, it's super natural the way you move, I love it. I was thinking already how to make this even more exciting.”

Sound bite 5 – Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and Distribution of Allianz SE

“The impression is wow, wow.”

Sound bite 6 – Birdly expert

“Actually we are literally flying over New York of today with traffic, cars and noise. Then we go to New York of the close future, maybe 15-20 years with drones, flying cars and no noise. And then we go to the future and fly over Mars. We share the experience with other birds, other eagles, all flying together and it’s completely immersive. At first you are in this position on your belly and you are literally like a bird. Then you have the possibility to move your arms which are actually your wings, to control your speed, control the height, go up or down or sideways. It’s like when you learn how to swim when you’re a little kid, now you learn to fly.”
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