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IFH 123: What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond

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What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond

Is Virtual Reality the next big step in visual storytelling? Steven Spielberg said:

“I think we’re moving into a dangerous medium with virtual reality. 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. I just hope it doesn’t forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices to look at”

I wanted to understand more about Virtual Reality/360 Video and what impact it could have (or is having) on the world of cinema. This week I have Virtual Reality expert Jason Diamond from SuperSphere VR on the show.

The Diamond Brothers, Josh and Jason Diamond, own SUPERSPHERE VR a virtual reality production company based in Los Angeles. They build VR rigs for a number of clients from Fortune 500 companies to major studios and independent films. They follow the projects through from planning to shooting to post and in the past 18 months they have delivered more than 30 full VR projects.

Some of their most recent, notable projects have been for New York Fashion Week and the Minnesota Twins (See Below). Enjoy my interview with Jason Diamond.

Minnesota Twins Virtual Reality



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BONUS: Justin Lin’s Virtual Reality Short Film HELP

This story takes place in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, where a meteor shower has left a deep scar on the streets of Chinatown. Panic, fear and an alien sends a young woman scrambling to escape. Directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Star Trek Beyond).

The Making of Justin Lin’s Virtual Reality Short Film HELP

Go behind the scenes of the new Google Spotlight Stories short film, “HELP.” Justin Lin shares what it was like working in the world of 360-degree, VR storytelling.

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