RiftyBusiness | How To Do A VR Documentary? As An Interactive First-Person Web-Series

23 Mar 15
How To Do A VR Documentary? As An Interactive First-Person Web-Series

Cascadium Pictures is creating a VR documentary about independent VR developers. Unlike other documentaries the story will be told from a first person perspective of the main character much like the film Enter the Void or games like Half-Life 2 just in Virtual Reality. The first character that will be featured will be Robin Arnott, developer of the psychedelic virtual reality game Soundself. Robin based his game Soundself on an acid experience he had at Burning Man and through the first episode of the web series viewers will have a chance to revisit that acid trip and other areas from Robin’s life.

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