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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Virtual Reality (VR) Movies: "It's Not Storytelling"

Pixar Co-Founder Warns Virtual-Reality Moviemakers: 'It's Not Storytelling'

Ed Catmull says he’s open to being proved wrong by new generation of VR creators: ‘I think they should keep running the experiments’

Stuart Dredge | December 3, 2015

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.”

Future of Storytelling | Four Tips on Virtual Reality Storytelling from Félix and Paul. Source:

<more at; related links: (Future of Storytelling: Four Tips on Virtual Reality Storytelling from Felix and Paul. October 29, 2014) and (Oculus VR: ‘Classrooms are broken. Kids don’t learn the best by reading books’. Palmer Luckey thinks virtual reality can bring ‘real-world experience’ to more children – and become ‘more ubiquitous than the smartphone’. November 3, 2015)>

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