Sir David Attenborough, famous for his career in nature documentaries, will write and present a new project filmed for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Titled Conquest of the Skies, the documentary is currently being filmed in Borneo with an eight-camera rig that can capture a full 360 degree image, Atlantic Productions’ commercial director John Morris told realscreen. He said that the production company has already secured several Oculus Rift development kits and that Conquest of the Skies, will be the first major wildlife production for the device. “In terms of the creative challenge, we look at this as being comparable to the beginning of the film industry,” he said.
Morris said he thinks of virtual reality as “a new platform you can monetize,” and that “we’ll see million of these thing being sold.”
That is precisely what Oculus VR is hoping for. Mark Zuckerberg even mentioned movie experiences like this as one possible use for the Oculus Rift shortly after he acquired the company for $2 billion.