Le Swoon! The Paul McCartney and VR coming together. Yes Paul, I do want to be part of your world. A million times yes. “Paul McCartney will bring fans into his world by way of virtual reality through a six-part series of VR experiences created to support the June 10 release of “Pure McCartney,” his new retrospective album surveying the music of his career after the Beatles disbanded.”
By LA Times
Buy a phone, get a free headset….Alright, I get it. I think I’ll just wait for Google’s, works for every phone headset.
“Known for products that have relatively high specs at significantly lower prices than the established brand equivalents, the Chinese OnePlus is gearing up to launch its fourth phone by giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets.”
By Telegraph UK
What is the future of Virtual Reality and film? This Newsweek article looks at different schools of thought from Spielberg
“I think we’re moving into a dangerous medium with virtual reality,” Spielberg said. “The only reason I say it is dangerous is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the storytellers but make their own choices of where to look.
To “Heather Wright, an executive producer at Aardman Animations (of Wallace & Gromit fame “Aardman is actively exploring lots of ways of telling stories in VR,” Wright tells Newsweek.’Storytellers of the filmmaking variety traditionally like to lead the viewer on a journey which is predetermined for them. With VR, viewers are essentially being let loose in a story to explore it for themselves. This requires a whole new film grammar which is certainly exciting but does turn the tables on the filmmakers.’”