There are a number of companies currently working in virtual reality (VR) films. This involves putting on a head-mounted display (HMD) such as an Oculus Rift and watching 360 degree videos in which the user has full control over where they look. But while work on this emerging medium continues, others are using VR to showcase traditional films in virtual environments. In fact, later this month will see the world’s first online screening of a selection of films that can be viewed using Mindprobe Labs’ CINEVEO.
On 29th April 2015 London-based film community Let The Film Do The Talking and The Creative Bubble will host a screening of films at the Roxy Bar. However, those unable to attend the event are able to purchase tickets to watch the selection in CINEVEO. Films on display include Milk! directed by Ben Mallaby, Bus Stop directed by Jamie Sims, The Good Soon directed by Tomisin Adepju, Milles Feuilles directed by Daria Panchenko, Country Escape directed by Thomas Greader, The Man Who Walked On The Moon directed by Jenny Lu and Sanctuario Del Collell directed by Boris Thompson-Roylance.
Tickets to view the event in CINEVEO with either the first or second development kit for the Oculus Rift (DK1 and DK2) are available from Mindeprobe Labs’ official website for £10 GBP. Two screenings are available, one of which begins at 20:00 GMT while the other starts at 22:00 GMT.
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