VR Has to Find the Happy Medium Between Active Storytelling and Passive Enjoyment

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What will virtual reality content truly look like? That is what big media companies are trying to figure out as they experiment with the nascent technology.

"What we’ve learned is if it’s just pure presence, the viewer often gets bored after a certain period of time," Mike Drachkovitch, founder and CEO of VR content studio Ovrture tells Realscreen. "However, if it’s too story-driven you lose the purpose of why it’s in VR. For us at Ovrture, it’s finding that happy medium.”


Soft Darts Professional Tour Japan Uses Blackmagic Design Products for Tour’s Live Production

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Bannister Lake Releases Chameleon Version 10 Real-Time Data Aggregation and Graphics Management Solution

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