Sunday, December 4, 2016

Virtual Reality

Monday, Sep. 26, 2016

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its Mobile Marketing and Digital Video Centers of Excellence released “Is Virtual the New Reality?: A Market Snapshot of VR Publishing and Monetization.” This comprehensive report explores virtual reality’s promise and pitfalls as “the next big thing...

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its virtual reality selections for POP VR. Curated to create intimate immersive experiences, the five projects celebrate the evolution of storytelling through innovative and visionary works. From projects that explore the infinite strength of the...

Friday, Apr. 22, 2016

Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers. But there are also darkened, cloth-wrapped chambers - like old carnival booths promising never-before-seen wonders - that offer nothing but a headset, headphones and perhaps...

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016

This year’s overall NAB Show, running April 16-21, is expected to draw 103,000 attendees from 166 countries, with the latest technological innovations and wares being showcased by more than 1,700 exhibitors. The world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery...

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us....

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

When the Oculus Rift debuts next week, it won't do so with a star-studded launch party or massive marketing blitz worthy of a new video game console or smartphone. Instead, thousands of the virtual reality doodads will simply arrive on the...

Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016

No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality - that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a...

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Virtual reality is big at South by Southwest Interactive, the annual Austin, Texas, tech festival that wraps up Tuesday. It's a big technological development, a business opportunity - and also just a big experiment, as everyone tries to figure out how to use it.

All around Austin,...

Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016

What happens to a film's story when blades of grass are more interesting than the plot? When you can lean in so close to an actor you ought to feel their breath? When a few simple steps around a room can make you dizzy?

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Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Steve Schklair, CEO of 3D firm 3ALITY and founder of VR production company 3mersiv, observed that much of VR is still being defined. While elements are emerging, “this medium needs a language,” he said, noting that traditional filmmaking techniques and concepts--...