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.”
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).