Oculus Story Studio is developing an innovative new type of illustrative filmmaking for it’s next short film “Dear Angelica”. This follows Oculus Story Studio winning the first ever Emmy award for a VR film for “Henry”.
Oculus Story Studio’s “Dear Angelica” tells the story of a teenage girl name Jessica who is looking back on the stories her mother told her when she was a child. The viewer is transported into a virtual world of Jessica’s imagination.
To give “Dear Angelica” an illustrative look Oculus Story Studio has developed a tool called Quill. This enables the studio’s illustrators to paint scenes directly in PR, rather than on a flat canvas.
You can see footage of this processing occurring here:
All of the footage in the film is rendered in real time. This means as the user changes where they are looking, the scenes and characters are rendered.
“Dear Angelica” should be available on Occulus Rift later in 2016.