In addition to adapting the name of FDR’s social program of the Depression era 30’s, Matthew Gratzner’s New Deal Studios is as progressive in its look to the future of cinema and VFX as anyone today. That’s mostly because the co-founder is taking on the challenge of adapting cinema to virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift. Last week saw the third VR-user gathering in Los Angeles to discuss the latest advances in the realm of VR. The meeting was held at New Deal Studio’s facilities, and Gratnzer lead the discussion with a description of his experiences filming The Mission, a WWII short made completely for a virtual experience. The VFX supervisor has a pretty impressive list of work in feature films that includes Hugo and Shutter Island.
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