PBS 'My Brother's Keeper' Brings New Techniques to Virtual Reality Filmmaking

 - Feb 2, 2017
References: pbs.org & engadget
Set to premier in the HTC Vive exhibit at 'VR on the Mountain' during the Sundance Film Festival, PBS' My Brother's Keeper is a VR experience that brings innovation to the nascent medium of VR storytelling. The film is inspired by Mercy Street, another PBS series, and it is set in the heart of the American Civil War.

Civil War reenactments are popular in the US, so it should come as little surprise that the subject lends itself to the wholly immersive realm of VR. Nonetheless, the PBS My Brother's Keeper film doesn't rest on those laurels; it brings some heretofore unseen innovations to VR storytelling. For example, the VR film is the first ever to include a true slow motion scene shot at 120 frames per second.