When it comes to virtual reality content, there isn’t too much to enjoy in terms of movies or tv shows. That doesn’t mean people aren’t experimenting with this technology, though. During the recent Venice Film Festival, a VR work created by a Taiwanese professor and an American singer won a major award. La Camera Insabbiata creates an interactive and immersive animation journey. It received the prize for Best VR Experience.
Video Content Mixes Well With VR
No one will deny there are opportunities to be explored when it comes to immersive video content. Both movies and TV shows can greatly benefit from a VR experience assuming it is done right. La Camera Insabbiata is a movie which won a major award at the 74th Venice Film Festival. This goes to show this industry, while still in its infancy, can yield some very surprising results.
This particular movie is a co-creation by Huang Chien-hsin and Laurie Anderson. Although both individuals had no idea how well the public would respond to their VR creation, the end result surprised everyone’s expectations, Being nominated for an award was a major success already, but actually winning it elevates this movie to a whole new level. It is also a validation of how digital arts continue to evolve. VR Should not be overlooked in this regard by any means.
This award has not gone by unnoticed either, mind you. HTC Corp is collaborating with Huan on a VR TV and film production base moving forward. This news comes as a big surprise, given the rumors of HTC potentially leaving the VR hardware industry. It would make more sense for them to focus on services and content in general, though. Those are two markets, which remain largely unexplored for some odd reason.
It will be interesting to see how things play out for HTC in this regard. Moreover, the VR industry direly needs additional types of content. The number of movies and TV shows is woefully small. Documentary producers may also want to take a closer look at this technology moving forward. A more immersive experience for the viewer can only be beneficial. Whether or not it warrants higher expenses, is a different matter altogether.
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