About Us

We are MindVR, a cinematic VR content creation company that aims to provide viewers with the richest, sensory immersive virtual reality experience, ever

Imagine you are sitting just a few feet away from your favorite band while they are rocking out live in concert, playing one of your very favorite songs. Then imagine you've got better than front row seats; in fact, you're standing right in the middle of the stage.

You look to your left, and you see the drummer a few more feet away. You look to your right, and you can see the bass player and singer, shredding his guitar. Then you turn your head around and you see the audience dancing and screaming with joy. You're in fan heaven, they are playing your favorite songs just for you.

But you're not really on the stage with your favorite band... you're actually wearing an inexpensive virtual reality headset. With a headset like the Oculus Rift, or your own cellphone with Google Cardboard, you can not only see the whole event in a 360° panorama and in 3D, but you can also hear the songs in an immersive, naturalistic way with 3D sound.

Co-Founders

Guy Coggins

CEO

Visionary, inventor electronics engineer, Guy Coggins developed the the first dependable low cost high voltage power supply. He built his own company Ion Systems and designed Sight for the Blind: mobility aids for the vision impaired.

Guy has also founded Aura Imaging, a multi-million dollar biofeedback computer graphics and special effects photography company, which has been in business for over 40 years in Redwood City.

He is currently CEO, co-founder, and visionary for the MindVR adventure.

Dave Arendash

CTO

Dave Arendash (@ThatVRGuy) has been in the VR game since 1983. He's designed hardware and software for immersive VR experiences. Since 2002 he has been specializing in using videogame technology for real-world solutions, mainly web-based.

Clients have included Fuji-Xerox, Siemens, Euman, IdeaBuilder, and many startups. Projects have involved VR, AR, robotics, telepresence, interactive art, medical imaging, 3D printing and others. He also writes software tools to aid VR content creation.

Philippe Van Lieu

Lead Cinematographer

Philippe Van Lieu has been leading MindVR's cinematic VR creation since day one, having produced all of MindVR's work so far.

He has also had a long history of filmmaking, having worked on film projects in one form or another since 2001.

Philippe graduated San Francisco State University with a BA in Technincal and Professional Writing; he aims to apply his skills in writing the first "How To" guide for cinematic VR filmmaking.

Vince Hudson

Sound Engineer

 
 

Our Team

Raja Singh

Project Manager & Graphic
Designer

Dennis Leffew

Promotions & Marketing Manager
for Media

Jim Yee

Web Designer/Developer

Sarah Berkovich

Associate Producer

Sarah Berkovich is a recent grad from Stanford’s MFA in in Documentary Film and Video program.

She has produced and directed several award-winning short documentaries which have played at film festivals around the world.

Recently, Sarah became interested in interactive storytelling and virtual reality. She wants to apply her creative and technical skills to tell immersive stories and create groundbreaking content in this new medium.