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VR Predictions for 2017, BTS of L.A. Noir, Binaural Sound, 100+ Women in VR (Newsletter #13)

“It’s time to acknowledge that your audience does not need to see your every stumble on the way to vi


December 20 · Issue #13 · View online
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“It’s time to acknowledge that your audience does not need to see your every stumble on the way to virtual reality greatness.” A word to the wise from Ståle Grut who rues every low-quality VR experience created and distributed to the public. 
Each year the Nieman Lab asks some of the smartest people in journalism for their predictions for 2017. Ståle’s comment above touches a nerve and goes beyond journalism—it reveals the problems facing VR storytellers and our collective need for compelling content. Read more here
Speaking of premium quality, Wevr just launched the first subscription service for Cinematic Virtual Reality. Available worldwide, their service is already active for HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets. Arrival on Google’s Daydream platform is imminent.
If you haven’t already, check out Sam Watt’s list of 100+ Women in VR. He updates it regularly, so it is worth bookmarking.
I will leave you with this: a former NASA rocket scientist has built a virtual reality camera for filmmakers. And it’s rad.
Wish you a great holiday! 🎄
All the best,

Photo of the Week: NASA scientist Lance Lones invents VR camera for filmmakers
Behind the Scenes of ‘Great Performers: L.A. Noir'
What Early Film Can Teach Us About VR
Dublin in the Dark: VR Doc with FT and Google
How the Differences in Building 360 2D vs. 3D Cameras Will Shape VR Adoption
2D Symbols are Obsolete and Should be Reinvented for Augmented and Virtual Reality
VR Needs a Killer App: The Magic Box is Empty
Samsung Gear 360 Video in Unity 5.4
An Exploration of Binaural Sound in VR Storytelling
Why You Need to Shoot 360 Video in At Least 4K (Or Higher)
Samsung is Working on a New Gear VR and an Augmented Reality Headset
NYT's Great Performers: L.A. Noir
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