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Virtual Reality gets mixed reviews in Cannes

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>> If you're on your way to the French Riviera, don't be surprised if you see a number of these headsets laying around. That's because virtual reality filmmakers have taken to the Cannes Film Festival to show off their movies. One of them is the man behind this animated virtual reality film slash experience.
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Invasion tells the story of a mythical world that is occupied by aliens who are then outfoxed by a rabbit.>> It's not, in my mind, just an extension of cinema, it's its own thing. And we have to discover so much about what are the tools in our toolbox?
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It because you're there on the ice, the bunny knows you're there. You are a character inside of the story, so we don't do cuts like a normal film. You are the camera man so wherever you look that becomes the pans.>> Film fads like 3D and 4D have certainly found their place in theaters, but are far from becoming the norm.
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With VR, the practical applications of the technology are bigger and more expensive making it a harder pill to swallow.>> It's here to stay. Right now there's this is gee whiz factor and sometimes it's a little nerdy, hey, it's 3D, but it's so powerful. All you need to do is put a headset on.
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It's hard to describe what it's like until you do. But once you do, it's like you just know.>> But while some believe virtual reality films will shake up the industry, others warn of its dangers>> Do think that we're all moving into a dangerous medium called virtual reality.
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The only reason I say it's dangerous, is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the story tellers, but make their own choices of where to look. So, when virtual reality, which is going to take hold in a profound way, I just hope it doesn't forget the story.
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>> While the general consensus is that technology has still got a way to go, it could well be that virtual reality films will one day become the norm.