The future of VR storytelling

Pixar co-founder warns virtual-reality moviemakers: ‘It’s not storytelling’

Pixar Animation co-founder Ed Catmull has warned that virtual reality technology may not be the revolution in storytelling that some of its evangelists have claimed. “It’s not storytelling. People have been trying to do [virtual reality] storytelling for 40 years. They haven’t succeeded. Why is that? Because we know that if they succeed then people would jump on it.” As one of the key figures at the company that created movies including Toy Story, Up and Inside Out, Catmull’s views carry weight within the film industry, as studios gauge the potential of the latest generation of virtual-reality headsets and apps. ….[READ]

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