Michael Humphrey a moving pixel writer and contributor for Forbes gives some insight in this three part monthly series.
For VR Storytelling Pioneers, One Adobe Partner Has The Mettle Of An Outfitter
Updated: This story now reflects updated and clarified information from the primary source of the article, Chris Bobotis. This is a three-part monthly series about the role software will play in Virtual Reality/360º storytelling, seen through the lens of Adobe Research, partners and creators.Part 1: Inside Adobe | Part 2: The Mettle for VR | Part 3: Coming in April
Maybe in the future this meeting will be remembered:
Lewis Smithingham of 30 Ninjas had a lot on his mind. He called Chris Bobotis of Mettle with questions and concerns about an upcoming project, a fantasy/thriller series about a wealthy New York family whose powers lean toward the paranormal.
Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”) was the director and Melissa Wallack (“Dallas Buyers Club”) was the screenwriter. It was a big deal for those reasons alone, but there was a twist: The complex story was going to be shot for Virtual Reality/360º. Enter 30 Ninjas, an interactive entertainment company founded by Julina Tatlock and Liman and where Smithingham is President for VR. But even for Smithingham, a visual effects expert, this project was daunting. From planning to shooting to stitching to rendering to previewing to re-shooting, the idea of a realistic timeline for such a project teetered on the near impossible.
“It was like going back to where I had to develop the film every time,” Smithingham remembers. “I had this terrifying fear, to the point where I talked to my wife about quitting the job, where I would have to say, ‘I’m sorry Mr. Liman, after you’ve made your notes, you’re going to have to come back in an hour. You can’t watch it.’”
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