It’s Not Just About Gaming: Oculus Rift Could Change Movie Making, Too

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The video above is a trailer for Zero Point, an upcoming documentary about virtual reality directed by Oscar nominee Danfung Dennis. The neat thing about the film is that it’s going to be a virtual reality experience itself — because it’s being released as a movie for Oculus Rift, the amazing, epoch-shifting headset designed for truly immersive 3D games.

Dennis’s startup, Condition One, is shooting live action using a proprietary rig involving cameras which capture 360 degrees of action. Then the company stitches the footage together into a version which lets Rift users see everything which the cameras saw.

I got a sneak peek at a few minutes of Zero Point using the developer version of the Oculus Rift headset, the only version which has been released so far. As with games, the 1280-by-800 display, so close to your eyeballs. makes everything look blocky; live action reminded me of…

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