A lot of movie companies have been trying to figure out ways to make feature films into VR. They have had a lot of trouble because the traditional Hollywood techniques haven't really worked.
It is somewhat appropriate that the first time a movie will use VR is to tell one of the best-known stories - the Story of Christ. The movie is slated to arrive on Christmas in 2016, according to Variety. The 360-degree film will work on all major VR platforms, including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and PlayStation VR.
The movie, which will be produced by Autumn Products and VRWERX, will tell the story of Christ from baptism to crucifixion.
Film directors are going to struggle with VR because it is much more difficult to control where a person looks. The way you edit and connect the scenes has to change. Any edits or quick jumps will be too jarring for someone watching in VR, so they need to find a way to make it seamless.
The filmmakers behind the Jesus VR moving haven't publicly spoken about how they will approach the story. They do appear to be focused in on immersion, however. A still shows that the producers will use head-mounted Sony Alpha 7 cameras and a Samsung Galaxy Note-equipped VR viewer.
This approach allows the camera operator to be "in" the scenes and makes the video extremely high resolution. It will likely take double the amount of time in post production, but the final results should be worth it.
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"The viewers truly feel they are there with Jesus and his disciples," director David Hansen said. "This is the most powerful story of all time and virtual reality is the perfect way to tell it."