At the Sundance Film Festival, Oculus VR lifted the veil onOculus Story Studio, a team within Oculus VR focused on the execution of virtual reality movies which they are dubbing “VR cinema”.
Their first film named LOST is debuting this week to those who can attend its screening.
Lost is a CGI animated film for Oculus’s Crescent Bay prototype. The VR film is directed by Saschka Unseld, a former Pixar animator. The film is estimated to be 5 minutes long but the pace of the film is determined by the viewer’s actions which can make the experience longer of shorter.
Story Studio was created to prove that interactive storytelling can enrich and expand the cinema experience. When filmmakers and studios are introduced to the idea of VR movies or films they tend to get excited about the concept but don’t know how to execute the idea. Oculus Story Studio was made to better explore the ideas and concepts of interactive VR stories and how to execute them.
Oculus Story Studio is only a 10 person team but they hope to expand. Oculus currently have a number of developers creating games and applications. Oculus hopes to expand into the movie and film market and are willing to distribute content as they do for other VR projects.
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