TOM AN­NAU

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If you think vir­tual re­al­ity is just about gaming, stick your head inside an Ocu­lus Rift and let Jaunt show you oth­er­wise. Tom An­nau is just one of three founders of the cin­e­matic VR company but it was his trip to Zion Na­tional Park in Utah that in­spired

the idea of head­set es­capism. Filmed with spe­cial cam­era ar­rays that pro­vide a dome of footage around your head, Jaunt’s more-than-360 º movies aren’t just for vir­tual tourism: movie direc­tors are al­ready in­ves­ti­gat­ing ways to use VR to put you right inside their story. Al­low­ing the viewer to look around inside a scene means fun­da­men­tal changes to the way films are made, and with peo­ple from Dolby, Sky, IMAX and 20th Cen­tury Fox on the board at Jaunt it won’t be long be­fore you’re pick­ing up a VR head­set at the pic­tures to go with your pop­corn, pick ’n’ mix and large Coke.

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