Wednesday, May 23, 2018

VR

Thursday, May. 10, 2018

Intel brought the Sundance Film Festival and the Smithsonian to Los Angeles with a presentation kicking off the wrap day of the recently concluded 5th annual VRLA confab/expo (5/4-5) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Among those featured in the session was writer-director Eliza...

Monday, May. 7, 2018

As part of its push into immersive media, Derby has signed VR director Tyson Sadler for exclusive representation. Sadler has applied his VR expertise to subjects ranging from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana. At Derby, he will focus on creating unique immersive...

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

"Once you walk through that door, you will be in Syria."

That's the instruction a guide named Thea gives before entering the animated virtual reality installation "Hero," one of the immersive selections competing in the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes section. Once suited up with a...

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has added VR pioneering director Jessica Brillhart to its immersive roster. Her latest project is Beethoven’s Fifth, a VR collaboration with NASA’s JPL that is an official selection at SXSW 2018.

Brillhart comes from a...

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

For 25 years filmmaker Gina Kim wanted to make a movie about the true story of a South Korean sex worker killed by an American soldier, but struggled with how to do so without feeling she was exploiting the victim. Then virtual reality arrived.

Through a partnership of storytelling and...

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Amidst the dizzying array of technological breakthroughs and innovations rolled out and showcased at SIGGRAPH this week, the 44th annual confab’s keynote speaker Floyd Norman, now 82 years young, provided some stabilizing context. The pioneering animator and artist--the first African-American to...

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act — as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.

If you've heard about AR at all, it's most likely because you've encountered "Pokemon Go," in which...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes, you enter a large...

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017

On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some rooms he can't bear to go in. He shares...

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.

Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...