Enter the World of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ in VR!

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Virtual reality has been making a huge comeback over the past few years. What was once a plot device for sci-fi/horror movies in the early 90’s and a rather embarrassing video game console (I’m looking at you, Virtual Boy) has now become a serious endeavor for several companies, all of whom are vying to be the top of the line when it comes to this hardware. And while no clear winner has emerged, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a swath of products being created for the platform.

Take, for example, Claire Hentschker’s “…audio-visual experiment for VR” that takes the physical space found in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. The below video uses photogrammtery which allows for, “… 3D elements [to be] extracted and extruded from the original film stills, and the subsequent fragments are stitched together and viewed along the original camera path.

While the video is clearly meant for those who have some sort of VR hardware, those who don’t can still watch the video and use their mouse to drag the video around in a 360˚ environment. Now, you can’t zoom in and out and navigate through the environments of free will. Additionally, it’s not 100% perfect but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s damn impressive.

Another cool little tidbit is that the music is, according to Claire, “…a stretched and edited version of the original score.

You can experience the video below.

Source: http://bloody-disgusting.com

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