Headlines from China: Will China Ban ‘Wolf Warrior 3?’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On December 2, Chinese screenwriter Wang Hailin posted on Chinese social media Weibo, indicating that the government is banning upcoming sequels to nationalistic films, such as Wolf Warrior 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Pony Ma Says Tencent Is ‘Seriously Considering’ VR Enabled WeChat

 /  News  / 
Tencent CEO Pony Ma said his company would “seriously consider” the possibility of a virtual reality (VR) backed WeChat, especially given the speedy communication 5G stands to bring to the internet. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Zhangke Responds To Criticism From Global Times Editor

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On September 23, Hu Xijin, Editor-in-chief of state media Global Times, posted comments on Jia Zhangke's "Ash Is Purest White," criticizing the film for spreading negative energy and telling a depressing story. Read More

Empty Theaters and False Hopes: The Reality of VR Film

 /  Opinion  / 
VR film buffs are still trying to crack the code of blockbuster flicks, even now that the hype and cash have left. Read More

iQiyi: What to Expect From the Integration of AI and Entertainment

 /  Opinion  / 
iQiyi has gone beyond a video platform and is now an innovative content and entertainment platforms. Read More

Smartphone Integration Highlight of New Vive VR Ecosystem

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The whole VR industry was bothered by market cool-down over the past year, but All-In-One (AIO) VR devices are gaining momentum. The year 2018 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Vive Reality, which will integrate the benefits of VR, AR, 5G, and AI technologies. Read More

Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

 /  Opinion  / 
The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Scott Ross in Beijing: “China is Making Big Mistakes”

 /  Interview  / 
Chris Colman joined Digital Domain co-founder and visual effects pioneer Scott Ross to discuss China’s Hollywood ‘mistakes’, its quest to make global movies and the realities of VR. Read More

Cinera Wants to Make “IMAX on Your Face”

 /  Technology  / 
Founded by a group of film enthusiasts, Cinera looks like a VR headset, but if you call it “VR” in front of any of their employees, they will quickly correct you. VR is for games. This is for movies. Read More

VR Winter is Over, AR Has Just Started

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Both Kevin Leung, the director at HTC VICE X, and Atli Mar Sveinsson, co-founder and CEO of Directive Games, concluded that there needs to “killer apps” to open up the AR and VR markets. Here are the highlights from their discussion at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017. Read More