Next Attenborough documentary being filmed for Oculus Rift
WIRED 11 APRIL 14 by KATIE COLLINS
John Morris, commercial director of Atlantic Productions, the makers of the Borneo-based show, told entertainment site realscreen that the company had acquired several Oculus Rift developer kits and that it was hoping to make Conquest of the Skies the first major wildlife production available to view on the headsets.
“We’re now filming for the Oculus Rift,” Morris told the site, “so when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full 360-degree experience”. He added that he thought the technology and virtual reality in general offered huge monetisation potential and that he could see “millions” of Oculus Rift headsets being sold. (…)
Atlantic Productions, together with Colossus Productions, has created many cross-platform natural history shows and several for Sky 3D, including Kingdom of Plants and Galapagos. The company may be familiar with bringing its programmes to screens of all sizes, but Morris is particularly excited about the potential impact of Oculus Rift. “In terms of the creative challenge, we look at this as being comparable to the beginning of the film industry,” he said.