Thursday, April 21, 2016

Video paired with news article: Virtual Arcade at the Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual Reality Movies Add Dimension to Tribeca Festival.  (The New York Times, 4/18/2016)
The arcade is where the festival is showcasing virtual-reality films, the still nascent art form made more accessible by a new generation of viewing devices that turn a movie into a 360-degree experience rather than something watched on a rectangular screen. Eighteen projects are gathered in a space at the festival hub downtown, and the sheer diversity is impressive. Especially if you’ve never watched a film in this format, it’s rather mind-blowing. But you may need a neck massage afterward from looking up, down and all around.
Much different headline from the print edition:  With a Helmet, Who Needs Popcorn?>

The crowd-pleasers:

Tribeca Film Festival

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