Filmmakers Will Have to Adopt New Ways of Storytelling to Make VR Movies
In 1947, Nate Jones of Vulture writes "MGM wanted to mimic the first-person narration of Raymond Chander's Philip Marlowe novels, so it hit upon the idea of shooting an entire film from the detective's perspective (watch clip below). The result was Robert Montgomery's The Lady in the Lake.
At the recent Virtual Reality Film Festival in Los Angeles, Rift headsets were filled with the work of studios looking to get in on the ground floor of the new medium.
Like the early silent filmmakers, the VR industry is currently trying to figure out how to go from simply immersing viewers in a new world to telling a story within it. "