Pixar co-founder warns virtual-reality moviemakers: ‘It’s not storytelling’

“Virtual reality’s been around for 40 years. People have been talking about storytelling in that world for all these years, and there have been experiments around of people trying to do that, and always excited about it,” says Catmull. “Now with Oculus they’re saying there’s a new storytelling medium. All that the new virtual-reality stuff did was they removed the time-lag, because it was the time-lag that made you feel that you weren’t in the environment.” “It’s good, but it’s not storytelling.”

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