Stereoscopic Virtual Reality – Now Playing at BBD Studios
Virtual Reality (VR), which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated life, replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, and touch.
Here at BBD we have been working with VR over the last year and a half on how this new gaming technology will integrate with movies and current entertainment platforms. What are the possibilities / new requirements to shoot in VR. Sets will have to be all 4 walls and a ceiling with floor. Cinema lights will have to be modeled to look like practical lights to fit into sets. Microphones will have to be wireless and made into special props that fit with the story.
From a VFX stand point you would not need to shoot in 360 to make VR content. You could film one angle and then rotate the camera to film the other part of the 360. Since the angles will be picked up when the viewer looks in that direction it is completely possible they might miss that angle all together. This is and entirely new medium and we are excited to help film makers make the transition to fully immersive films.