Not many people will have seen a movie like this before. And Even when its done, i don't know how many will because it can't be screened in regular theatres, has to be viewed on a computer screen where you can pan left or right like this.. or in a dome/cylindrical theatre.
Anyway so basically Gene Roddenberry(father of star trek)'s son and Roddenberry studios is producing "White Room: 02B3," a film by director Greg Aronowitz that will have a cast of six, including David Blue (Eli of Stargate Unicerse). The film will be shot with 9 cameras shooting simultaneously to get a 360degree high-quality panoramic video with no gaps or distortion. The other stars in the cast are Breckin Meyer, Rachel True, Milynn Sarley and Tony Janning.
heres an interview with Trevor Roth, the COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, about the film:
A long time ago in a land far far away(to be specific - while i was studying design at Srishti) i worked on a 360degree short film with some friends. we shot it on a single camera using a hemispheric lens that gave us circular footage that was later processed into a strip.. creating this weird/cool distortion.
heres the only copy i have of it (after the preloader gets to 100%, click the arrow to play):
Edgar Rice Burroughs' arguably less popular/known character John Carter and the world of Barsoom(planet Mars) will be on to the screens in March 2012 thanks to Disney
In the original stories John Carter is an immortal(stuck at age30 and not remembering a childhood) living on earth as a regular human.. (he survives through several generations of his relatives.. and is known as uncle john to them) one fine day out in the middle of nowhere he dies and wakes up on mars.. where because of the lower gravity.. and him being used to earth's higher gravity he appears stronger and more athletic.. saves a princess, becomes a hero and saves the planet from some disaster.
when he dies on mars, he reawakens on earth.. eventually its revealed that he's mastered whatever the process is(some kind of consciousness teleportation or astral projection) and now travels back and forth frequently.