An ILM software will allow you to shoot a virtual movie starting from the scenarios. Designed for professionals, it could win over the general public
Waiting for the Star Wars episode 7, we will be able to become directors of a film in the most famous space saga of all time. The Industrial Light and Magic, the company of George Lucas that revolutionized the way of making films and practically invented the concept of computer generated image, has its own suite for the virtual production of films that can be used with the iPad.
The VScout software was just shown at the Oculus Developer Conference in Los Angeles, where it aroused great interest: the demo for the Oculus Rift viewer focused on the Star Wars scenarios, with Princess Leila, C3PO and R2D2 in action.
In fact with the app you can do different things to create your own movie. Starting from the search for the right location (through interactive virtual maps), to then tap on an area and adjust the frame on it, choose the lens and the focal length, guide the camera movements in the panoramas. All rendered in real time via cloud and streamed to the iPad.
VScout is still in a state of development and designed for film and virtual reality professionals, for being able to create new immersive experiences, but can become a tool for curious and advanced amateurs who want to have fun directing a virtual movie.