Category Virtual Reality

Anamorphic Love

I grew up holding a place in my heart for many films. Films like Jaws, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Fog, Die Hard, Predator…it’s a long list. Amongst many things, one of the reasons I’m drawn to these movies is their aesthetic. For a while it was a strange, mythical ingredient that made up this aesthetic but when I got into a career in filmaking / VFX I realised that these ingredients aren’t mythical but practical.

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Embodiment: Storytelling Evolved

Maybe a day will soon come where we can’t see the line between the story the real world. Maybe a day will soon come where we opt to reside within our virtual world and live the stories we want to.

Two Important VR Shorts for 2017

2017 is shaping up to be VR’s biggest and most important year yet. It comes off the back of a record breaking 2016, a year that saw around $1.8bn of funding for VR / AR companies. The figure has been steadily increasing over the last few years and one would expect 2017 to beat last year’s total.

Stereo VFX with 360° video

In earlier posts I’ve talked about my first VR experience and how it really resonated with me. One of the elements that really contributed to the impact the experience had on me was that it was CG. CG characters and worlds can be so fantastic; pulling imagery from our nightmares, creating environments and landscapes that amaze us, presenting […]

Shooting for 360° video

I believe that VR is here to stay – it’s the new medium from which we’ll consume movies, shows, music videos, brand experiences – we’ll visit historic landmarks that have been brought back to life through graphics and animation – we’ll go to far off locations and sample hotels before booking them. VR will offer us […]

Yes, VR is a thing and it’s here to stay: Part 2

Virtual Reality is an amazing new toy. But is there a market for this? Absolutely. In the last year, we’ve seen the Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift all launch their commercial headsets and later in 2016 we can get our hands on Sony’s Playstation VR…

Spending Time with Henry: Storytelling Evolved

I just recently watched Henry, from Oculus Story Studio and I felt that I had to write a short piece about the experience.