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Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016
What happens to a film's story when blades of grass are more interesting than the plot? When you can lean in so close to an actor you ought to feel their breath? When a few simple steps around a room can make you dizzy?
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
Steve Schklair, CEO of 3D firm 3ALITY and founder of VR production company 3mersiv, observed that much of VR is still being defined. While elements are emerging, “this medium needs a language,” he said, noting that traditional filmmaking techniques and concepts--...
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
To revive interest in smartphones, Samsung and LG are improving their cameras and embracing the nascent world of virtual reality.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg joined Samsung at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, to announce that their...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
We are in the midst of what’s generally regarded as a Golden Age of Television with content creation opportunities across multiple platforms attracting marquee talent, big ticket writers, directors and actors, including feature artisans who earlier in their careers would have resisted the small...
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
While experimenting with virtual reality for his latest project, "The Walking Dead" executive producer David Alpert and his crew relied on a very old-school form of technology when filming in 360 degrees: the hidey-hole.
"The assistant director would...
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
When one thinks of an immersive virtual reality experience, visceral action-adventure and breathtaking automotive-driven fare readily come to mind, particularly in the ad/marketing sector where such projects are gaining traction.
By contrast, being “...
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly...
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy.
While video game creators and filmmakers have recreated the likes of Middle-earth and Jurassic World in VR, activist news organization Ryot is teleporting viewers to real-life conflict zones and disaster areas...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015
Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.
The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year,...
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015
One doesn’t normally associate virtual reality with comedy but CBS Interactive is looking to alter that perception by showcasing how VR can facilitate and enhance humor. The means towards that end is an original comedy short, Our Reality is Virtual, set to debut at the Cannes Lions...