With the Venice International Film Festival kicking off this week, Pinta Studios is showcasing its latest Virtual Reality (VR) animated film “The Dream Collector” in competition with other 21 VR works from around the world.
Along with three other films made in Chinese (two from Mainland China and one from Taiwan), The Dream Collector is one of 22 finalists nominated at Venice Film Festival in VR section, which is the festival’s first-ever competition for films made in VR.
Last year China saw explosive growth in the VR sector, but by the end of the year there had been talks in the industry saying that the sector had “frozen.” However, figures show that with more major players entering the sector, the country’s VR industry is expected to expand more than fourfold in 2017 as competition intensifies and the market becomes more diverse, according to research firm IDC’s forecast released this January.
“We will be more dependent on VR devices than we are our phones today,” predicted Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of HTC Vive, earlier this month. He also suggested that “remote work via VR will become the norm.”
VR technology has indeed been widely …read more