Short film "The Mission" is a WWII story about a soldier captured by German forces. But the historical story is being told with cutting-edge technology. It was filmed with a new 360-degree camera by start-up Jaunt, with the intent that it would be seen in a virtual reality environment,
Explains director Matt Gratzner about the challenges of filming, "Your typical coverage in photography as well as just where somebody can stand and not be seen doesn’t necessarily exist. Every perspective from top to bottom, 360 degrees, there has to be action and something going on at all times, otherwise the viewer can turn around and see there are people waiting for the take or turn around and see that basically nothing is happening.”
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