Most of the Virtual Reality software for VR devices focus on games and demo experiences. Third in line is VR Movies. VR movies and those who make today’s movies are experimenting with the best way to achieve a real VR movie experience. With a classic film the director can control what the viewer sees. With VR, the viewer can look in any direction and perhaps miss a crucial part of the story. Movie makers need to develop new methods to ensure the viewer is looking at the correct location when they need to be. The most common approach is to produce a sound in the direction you should be looking, and human nature will make you look there.
Justin Lin, who is probably best known for his work on the Fast and the Furious 3–6 is now dabbling in VR shorts in a movie called “Help” by Google Spotlight stories in their first live action 360 movie.
The story takes place in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, where a meteor shower has left a deep scar on the streets of Chinatown. Panic, fear and an alien sends a young woman scrambling to escape.
All you need to watch the movie is a phone and a Google cardboard or cardboard clone.
If you’re unfamiliar with how to watch a movie with Google Cardboard, then you can review our guide below.
How to watch Google Cardboard Movies
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