A virtual reality (VR) feature film which will be shot simultaneously with 360 degree VR camera and conventional RED Epic cinema cameras, beings principle photography this week. Career Opportunities in Organised Crime will be the one of the first feature films to be created especially for VR head-mounted displays (HMD).
Career Opportunities in Organised Crime is a comedic, documentary style film following the recruitment process of Nicholas Stevenson into the Russian Mafia, their first American recruit.
The films director Alexander Roman said of using VR for the project: “The intent is to examine the effect of Virtual Reality on the cinematic narrative. Will the same story have more of an emotional impact when viewed through virtual reality? Will it actually prove more difficult to tell a focused story without being able to control what the audience sees? These are the questions we are hoping to examine with our project.”
“Viewers will have the experience of being in the movie, right there, with the characters,” he adds.
With the major HMD releases starting at the end of this year with the HTC Vive and going into 2016 for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, Career Opportunities in Organised Crime plans to be available for download for the headsets upon their release.
VRFocus will be following the latest developments of Career Opportunities in Organised Crime as it progresses.