THE HUFFINGTON POST: VIRTUAL REALITY – YOU’LL BELIEVE A GEEK CAN FLY

By September 9, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

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Excited to see our latest VR projects get a mention in The Huffington Post:

“A Venice-based company called Specular Theory is experimenting with VR sound design. A mock-up of a scene from American Beauty which put the viewer at the dinner table with the voices–if not the images–of Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning hinted at some of the power of a well thought-out VR audio design. That was an adaptation of existing work, but it was good enough to illustrate the potential for something that was recorded specifically for the medium.

Specular Theory had another demo in their back pocket, of video that was triggered based on where the viewer was looking. This wasn’t game-engine or CGI footage, but a live action reel using some quick and dirty compositing. It is a different way of thinking about the attention problem: by giving the user a little bit of agency–look where you want, we’ll wait–the filmmaker regains the power to tell the story they want to tell.”

Great wrap up on the latest Virtual Reality Los Angeles meetup (VRLA #3). Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/turnstyle/virtual-reality-youll-bel_b_5696295.html

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