Cinema, one of the most efficient means of communication, has become one of the most important industries of the age. The rapid development and progress of communication, technology, and new media in each period has shaped, changed, and transformed the cinema industry. In recent years, technological developments, which allow the rapid increase in content that offers interactive experiences to the users of other branches of art, remarkably the game industry, have also affected the literature of cinema and brought a new concept-Virtual Reality (True Virtual Reality-TVR) and 360 Degree Film (Cinematic Virtual Reality-CVR)-that has destroyed the monopoly of the magic curtain.
While it is possible to see the transition from pellicle to digital as a change, it is possible to call the transition from digital to virtual reality a revolutionary transformation.
While it is possible to see the transition from pellicle to digital as a change, it is possible to call the transition from digital to virtual reality a revolutionary transformation. This study aims to put forward the relatively new virtual reality technology and digital film narrative by comparing traditional cinema and virtual reality/360-degree film narrative structures to understand this transformation better. In the study, based on this definition, the short film Refugee Crisis in the context of the 360-degree film; the position of the director, the part of the audience, 360-degree framing and orientation, dynamic narrative structure, and transformation from the audience to the user were evaluated in terms of form and content. As a result of this study, it was determined that the VR cinema and 360-degree film technology is in a transitional phase today. It is predicted that today’s technologies such as virtual reality, 360-degree video format, and metaverse will create a new language with its narrative structures and technical form shortly, beyond changing and transforming the language of cinema.
Yazarlar: Kenan Subaşı, Alev Fatoş Parsa
Kitap: Cinema Studies
Editör: Burak Türten
Yayınevi: University of South Florida M3 Publishing