Do not go gentle into that good night
By Hugh Langley
Christopher Nolan is a director who’s all about reality. He shoots on film, not digital. He opts for practical effects over CGI. He shoots with a single camera and doesn’t believe in 3D. For someone whose work has been so heavily influenced by film noir, none of this is much of a shock.
But it meant I was surprised when I heard that Warner Bros, Oculus Rift and Imax had come together to create a 100% virtual experience for the release of his latest movie, Interstellar. Using an Oculus DK2, a pair of headphones, a simulator chair, and a virtual replication of the interior of the Endurance ship (sans Matthew McConaughey) the experience lets participants explore one of the movie’s central set pieces.
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