How do you get more people interested in VR film? Well, having Steven Spielberg making VR projects should help. In this clip you can see Virtual Reality Company (that is it’s name) founder Robert Stromberg talking about how Steven Spielberg is currently working with his company on a project which is specifically for VR:
“I can say here, my company – VRC – we’re working with, for instance, Steven Spielberg on a project that’s solely for VR.”
We’ve of course seen VR being used at sundance this year and it pulled in big crowds and generated a lot of interest, but now we have big name directors associated with the medium, including Stevie here and Ridley Scott (with VR ‘versions’ of The Martian).
This is really exciting news for the medium and hopefully this will help to push things forwards. Of course “working on a project” could mean basically anything and we’re not sure how much involvement Stevie actually has at this point, but again – it’s another thing which hints at a future of VR film making that is just around the corner. We’ll bring you more as it comes in…