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How do you tell a story in VR? Nomads shows the way

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Jason Vest
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I spoke with Paul Raphaël, co-founder and creative director at the studio, about the uniqueness of Nomads, the challenges of creating VR cinema, and what the future holds for a medium that's still finding its way.

We really focused on either a family or a village, and shot everyday scenarios to represent daily lives.

This is something in the medium of virtual reality that it's very, very strong at portraying as opposed to other cinema.

There's a lot to discover and we're just starting to start to scratch the surface of what this medium can achieve as we develop a storytelling language.

We've always had the notion of suspension of disbelief, but this medium takes it to a whole other level because you are in the center of something that's not real, but you're trying to make the viewer forget that.

Presence is an emotional amplifier, though it may come at the cost of something you really wish you could do.

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