FXPHD: New Deal Pushes VR Filming

Last week in LA there was the third user lead VR-LA get together. The first was held at Digital Domain and the second was at the birthplace of Oculus Rift – USC ICT.

Between the first and the third get togethers the event has exploded; some five hundred people queued to get inside New Deal Studios and see the latest VR demos and hear talks such as New Deal’s co-founder Matthew Gratzner on his experiences in directing and filming a WW2 short film for VR. Matthew teamed up with Jaunt VR to make the production.

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KQED Radio: The Future of Virtual Reality

Listen to Michael Krasny as he and his guests discuss what the current developments in VR, what this technology can achieve beyond gaming and entertainment as well as potential drawbacks of this deeply immersive technology.

Guests:

  • Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University
  • Peter Rubin, senior editor for Wired and author of a June cover story about virtual reality and Oculus
  • Scott Broock, vice president of content for Jaunt VR, the company developing the hardware, software, and tools to enable cinematic virtual reality

 

 

Augmented Reality Trends: Is Virtual Reality Changing Film Production?

Augmented Reality Trends: Is Virtual Reality Changing Film Production?

When it comes to technological innovations, virtual reality is definitely one of the next big things in terms of popularity. Apart from gaming, this technology is now finding its use in various sectors. Film production is one of the areas, where virtual reality is being used to bring a whole new experience for the directors as well as the viewers. A short VR film by Jaunt VR and New Deal Studios is proof enough that film production is transforming as a result of this technology.

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No Film School: Exploring the Potential Future of Filmmaking with Jaunt VR's New Oculus Rift Short

As the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset grows in popularity ahead of its late 2014/early 2015 consumer release, it's already doing some pretty amazing things in beta. Though it's been designed primarily for 3D gaming VR, it can also do things like . Clearly in the near future there are going to be some passive film viewing applications for the Oculus -- Joe even posed the question here on No Film School earlier this year "will we watch movies like this in the future?" Well, if the company Jaunt VR has anything to say about it, the answer is YES. Jaunt has developed a unique 360 camera system specifically designed to capture footage for use with the Oculus Rift, and they are now in post-production on their own World War II short filmThe Mission by production company New Deal Studios.

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Gizmodo: On the Set of the Most Immersive WWII Movie Ever Made

For years virtual reality technology has remained intractably saddled with Lawnmower Man-era contentEven with the advent of affordable, consumer-targeted VR systems like the Oculus Rift, the most common application has been immersive video games. That's all about to change.

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