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Steven Spielberg: Virtual Reality (VR) Technology Could Be Dangerous For Filmmaking

Steven Spielberg Warns VR Technology Could be 'Dangerous' for Film-Making

Speaking at Cannes, the multiple Oscar winner and BFG director expressed fears that storytelling will suffer if viewers of virtual reality films are given the choice where to look

Ben Child | May 19, 2016

Steven Spielberg has warned the rise of virtual reality technology represents a potentially “dangerous” development for traditional film-makers.
Speaking at the Cannes film festival, where a number of VR movies are screening alongside his own movie, The BFG, the three-time Oscar-winner suggested the new format risked undermining directors’ control of their art.
“I think we’re moving into a dangerous medium with virtual reality,” he said. “The only reason I say it is dangerous is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the storytellers but make their own choices of where to look.

"Cameras roll at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland for Steven Spielberg's new film the BFG." July 1, 2015. Source:

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