Warner Bros And Intel Give The Film ‘Dunkirk’ A VR Treatment

Warner Bros And Intel Give The Film ‘Dunkirk’ A VR Treatment
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Christopher Nolan’s newest blockbuster receives a VR tie-in to further put the audience in the experience of the film

Mario Valdivieso
  • 2 august 2017

Over the years, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most prominent filmmakers of our time. He is one of the few directors who can present thought-provoking films in the package of an epic blockbuster that reaches a wide audience while also having big box office returns. Nolan is continuing that trend with the release of his latest film “Dunkirk” which takes place during World War II. In an effort to draw as many people to the film as possible, Warner Bros. along with Intel, Microsoft and Dell drop audiences into the battlefield with Save Your Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience.

The film involves the historical event of rescuing British and French soldiers from Nazi soldiers during the battle of Dunkirk. Much like the film, the 360 degree short puts the viewer in 3 aspects of the battle; in the sea, the air, and then land. First, you are dropped underwater trying to avoid enemy fire with other soldiers. You are then put in a fighter jet striking back at planes firing at you and finally you reach the land with other soldiers awaiting rescue. Though they weren’t able to use 360 cameras, they used robotic motion control systems and cinema style cameras to give the visual effects a very lifelike look. Everything from the color to the costumes to the sound design of the film was used to influence the VR tie-in as to give the user a truly authentic experience.

This is one of many VR experiences that have been created to market for big budget films with the trend also extending to television shows. Last year, both hit HBO shows Westworld and Game of Thrones had VR companions before the release dates as a way to draw in more viewers. Like with Dunkirk, these VR experiences work in giving the audience a real sense of what they will see on the big screen by putting them in the world of the film. Save Your Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience is available now along with the film itself now playing in theaters.

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Over the years, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most prominent filmmakers of our time. He is one of the few directors who can present thought-provoking films in the package of an epic blockbuster that reaches a wide audience while also having big box office returns. Nolan is continuing that trend with the release of his latest film “Dunkirk” which takes place during World War II. In an effort to draw as many people to the film as possible, Warner Bros. along with Intel, Microsoft and Dell drop audiences into the battlefield with Save Your Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience.

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