Zero Point, the first virtual reality film from a company called Condition One, is half documentary, half Matrix, and utilizes Oculus Rift's VR tech. It could change the way we look at movies—and the world.
We first wrote about war correspondent Danfung Dennis's "Condition ONE" project back in March, and now his immersive take on conflict video journalism is available in the iTunes App Store. We got a preview of it, and in many ways it makes good on Dennis's promise to "shake people from their indifference to war." Here's the demo video:
DSLRs can make gorgeously cinematic images out of just about anything you stick in front of them — including war, death, and destruction. (Somehow, Hollywood-style tracking shots don't seem an appropriate way to cover post-earthquake Japan.) Award-winning war correspondent/DSLR videographer Danfung Dennis thinks the visual language of conflict photojournalism is "dying" — and with an interactive system called Condition ONE, he's trying to reinvent it as a full-immersion, virtual-reality-esque experience.