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Chinese filmmakers realistic over virtual reality

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-04-23 11:18

Chinese filmmakers realistic over virtual reality

Visitors gather at the stand of Fantawild Holdings at an expo in Shenzhen on May 18, 2016. [Photo/VCG] 

Fantawild Holdings, a producer of children's animations, operates more than 10 theme parks, many with VR built into some attractions, but balks at melding VR with filmmaking.

"I agree that VR has promising applications in gaming, training and education, but I'm cautious about VR's role in film," said senior vice president Ding Liang.

A VR film require a totally different way of storytelling. If viewers are able to explore the environment themselves, their minds can easily wander. Ding said he loves the traditional movie-going experience when the audience sees what the director shows.

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