Open Forum Friday: Is VR the Next Big Technological Leap for Cinema? – Film Junk
Up until now, the development of this technology has mostly been focused on interactive entertainment and, specifically, video games. Believe it or not, there are already several companies investigating the ways in which VR could be used to help us become further immersed in the world of cinema. A company called Jaunt has developed a camera that can capture 3D stereoscopic video in all directions and they are now shopping it around to filmmakers.
I can see applications for this with specific styles of film making, documentaries and immersion style experiences. Never for actual movie viewing experiences though.