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I've been getting into making 3D 180 VR movies lately. It has lots of technical issues, but I've had huge amounts of fun making them. I'm currently in post-production on my first 'narrative driven' 3D VR film, called 'You Can Cancel at Any Time'. I'll post the trailer below.

Has anyone else ventured into the world of Virtual Reality? What issues did you come across?


youtu.be/PFxiKoJKhlg
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ooooh, you tease.

One problem with widespread takeup of VR is the cost of entry and there's no cheap, "gateway" drug to it (wheras with Playstation/xBox one can become acquainted with the concept of console games first through computer/tablet games before getting nto the bigger boy stuff).
I have little doubt at some point everyone will have a VR headset - or maybe not. It may remain fairly niche, like surround sound.

I suspect it will have more staying power (even if niche) than 3D TV which doesn't offer enough of a different experience over 2D to warrant the additional inconvenience.

I suspect your brand of comedy horror will work particularly well in VR. I'll just need to borrow a headset :)
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You know you can buy a thing called 'Google Cardboard' which is a VR Headset made from... ahem... Cardboard... that you slide your own smartphone into as the screen. Works a treat. Obviously, a full-on VR Headset is the best way to go (I use a few, the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite and the Occulus Quest). They are coming down in price, as well as improving in quality.

Watching films in 3D VR is a fantastic and nerve-shredding experience. Which is why I love it so!

I am a HUGE lover of 3D TV, so I'm rather gutted that it's becoming increasingly difficult to buy them. On the plus side, I can happily watch my 3D Blu-Ray's via my PSVR headset... so all is not completely lost!
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fraught wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:20 am You know you can buy a thing called 'Google Cardboard'
Well, I do now. Certainy has its appeal for dabbling (and seeing if it will work with my glasses and newly matched cataract lens replacements).
Any (free) content you can recommend for a dabble?
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By coincidence (OK, only vaguely related) the first thing I noticed on my Facebook feed after reading this thread was this on my local group site: https://tinyurl.com/fxm52922
It's of interest for a number of reasons - (a) it was made by an amateur film group, "Kingston & Distric Cine Club", (b) it features 3D cinema (c) (from my point of view) it features one of three cinemas my home town Walton-on-Thames had at the time - The New Regal (for most of my childhood and adult life a furniture store and now a JD Wetherspoon's) .

Made in 1950 it's considerably better than many we see nowadays and it's worth staying for the end.

Enjoy.
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