A number of VR companies were in attendance at this year’s Cannes film festival. Attendees had difficulty containing their excitement of the possibilities VR has to offer the film industry. How would you like to watch your favorite movie with the lead actor seemingly standing right next to you? Scary movies just got a whole lot scarier if you ask me!
About 35 movies from all over the world were available for viewing in 360°. Among them – “I, Philip”, by Pierre Zandrowicz places the viewer in the head of an android whose mind has been implanted with the memory of famous science-fiction author Philip K. Dick and the memories of his last love. There was also a short film inspired by the opening chapter from the The War of the Worlds.
The article also discusses the lack of quality content and other issues that plague the VR scene. The creative aspect of VR is clearly moving at a much faster pace than distribution.