Check Out ‘Valen’s Reef’ Virtual Reality Film On June 20

Conservation International's 'Valen's Reef' Virtual Reality Film Due Out On June 20 (Photo credit: John Martin)
Conservation International's 'Valen's Reef' Virtual Reality Film Due Out On June 20 (Photo credit: John Martin)

Looks like a combination of virtual reality and underwater filmmaking is becoming the “next big thing.”

From The New York Times“The Click Effect” to Conservation International‘s upcoming VR film “Valen’s Reef,” filmmakers clearly want to make the watching experience as immersive as possible while staying dry.

Slightly more than 10 years ago, commercial fishing, dynamite fishing and poaching were decimating an underwater coral reef in eastern Indonesia.

On June 20, Conservation International will release “Valen’s Reef,” which will show how the organization, corporate partners and the local community saved that reef from annihilation.

The movie will allow viewers to “take a 360-degree sneak peek at one of the first underwater coral reef virtual reality experiences.”

For more information, check out Conservation International’s website or its Facebook page.

You can also watch the trailer below, and click on the circle in the upper left to pan the camera around (seriously, it’s pretty cool).

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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