The Oculus Rift isn’t for games anymore.
Oculus VR, which was recently acquired by Facebook, has just started getting into the movie-making business thorough their in-house lab Story Studio. Its first movie, ‘Lost’ just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
‘Lost’ is a short film that tells the story of a lost robot hand looking for its body. The company hopes that the short film will help convince a few Hollywood filmmakers to use the technology to make feature films based on the technology in the future.
The film uses the powers of the Oculus Rift to take you literally inside the movie as it is playing. The narrative will go as usual, but you can quickly explore surroundings while it is happening, making it look like you are part of the story.
If ever the technology takes off, it might offer a very different way for us to experience our favorite movies. Imagine Jurassic Park filmed using the Oculus Rift – I would pay money just to let a T-Rex chase me (without being eaten of course).