3D-Film Pioneer James Cameron Talks VR Filmmaking and Oculus Rift

by Peter D. Marshall

by Adario Strange.

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As the director of the highest-grossing movie of all time — the 3D technology-driven Avatar — when James Cameron talks new film technology, Hollywood and Silicon Valley listen.

That’s why when Cameron responded to a question on Saturday about making films using a virtual-reality device such as the Oculus Rift, many ears in the tech and filmmaking community will likely perk up.

“I personally would be very interested to find a way to incorporate VR and a narrative-filmmaking experience,” Cameron said during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.

“So a narrative directed experience that has individuated pathways where you have choices that you make in real-time, I think that would be a lot of fun.

So a narrative directed experience that has individuated pathways where you have choices that you make in real-time, I think that would be a lot of fun. I think it would be very technically daunting and expensive, to do it as the same quality level as a typical feature, but it would be fun to experiment with.”

Read the rest of this article from Mashable.

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