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VIDEO: Lucasfilm Will Premiere New Virtual Reality Technology at NYFF

VIDEO: Lucasfilm Will Premiere New Virtual Reality Technology at NYFF

Just over a month ago, we reported on how Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab had harnessed the power of Virtual Reality to create its Oscar-Nominated camera work behind the space battle above Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The video above shows a glimpse of the technique used, while the interview below provides a more in-depth explanation.

The folks at Lucasfilms are now heading to the New York Film Festival to premiere their new virtual production technology with a public presentation. The never-before-seen technology harnesses the power of VR as a tool for filmmakers to compose shots, create virtual storyboards, and more.

The NYFF is making a massive commitment to the Immersive Arts, through its Convergence section, which will take place September 29 – October 1st. The sixth edition of the highly anticipated annual program delves into the world of immersive storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring virtual reality, augmented reality, live labs and demos, and more.

“Our hope each year is to provide a forum for creators to show off their work to audiences who are ready and willing to play, explore, imagine, and experience,” said NYFF Convergence programmer Matt Bolish. “Whether world premiering virtual reality pieces, or acting as the launching pad for new technologies, Convergence strives to bring NYFF audiences projects at the forefront of innovation.”

The 55th edition of the NYFF is to be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this upcoming September 28 to October 15th.