NETFLIX WON’T PAY RANSOM – STREAM AWAY!
…is the bold stance and headline that made news recently when Orange is the new Black got pirated, and a ransom demand made. That, was indeed a bold move by Netflix to not give in, and as streaming media analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan stated on Wired:
The joy of binge-worthy TV hinges on knowing that other people also binge. A water cooler that only the Pirate Bay gathers around defeats the purpose.
Graduated Stereo falloff in 360 – How to do it right:
As far back as 2014 (that’s like 10 in VR dog years), I’d described how graduated stereo falloff, could be used as a narrative storytelling tool for Cinematic VR. It’s safe to say that in 2014 everyone was learning VR. Even then, what I specifically had in mind is – you fade to black or cut to the next scene as your on-screen talent moves toward the 180 degree mark.
In the opening scenes of “My Brother’s Keeper” what we get is not even 180 degrees of stereoscopic VR while the rest of the scene is completely flat. This goes a lot against the idea of [...]
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Fifty Shades Darker: Masquerade Ball
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that will either have you calling for an emergency brainstorming session if you’re the CEO of an OTT platform that’s under threat from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime… or if you’re a savvy investor, you’ll realize why the big three (Nflix, Hulu, Ama) are so invested in VR.
SOCIAL CINEMA in VR : How Hulu jumped the curve.
Take a look at the video above. You should. It’s less than 2 minutes long and holds a key part of the secret and how I’m evangelizing (hustling?!) Cinematic VR to investors, producers and even brands/agencies attending workshops and masterclasses.