How VR Has Changed Sundance Forever

Film Maker Sam Macaroni discusses his time at Sundance, and the affect VR has had on the festival.

FEB 03, 2017 - Sam Macaroni, a virtual reality (VR) film maker who’s previous experience include projects with Jaunt VR and Disney, recently took part in a panel at the Sundance Film Festival 2017. While Macaroni’s new projects, currently in development at his own studio, Thundership, remain a closely guarded secret, he was more than happy to discuss his appearance and the lessons learned with VRFocus.

Film Maker Sam Macaroni: ‘VR doesn’t have to be a solitary experience, it can be shared in a really exciting way’

Chris Milk offers another powerful VR adventure at Sundance, according to Sam Macaroni.

JAN 31, 2017 - Virtual reality (VR) stands as a medium in its own right, but as a very modern technology it borrows a lot from the established convention of others. Like videogames before it, VR owes a great deal to motion-picture, and at the recent Sundance Film Festival 2017, VR film maker Sam Macaroni got to grips with an experience that showcased the potential of social VR bridging the gap between videogames and movies.


Sam Macaroni’s ‘Junkbots’ Used a Custom Camera Rig to Capture Seamless 360 Action
By Reverend Kyle

MAR 19, 2016  - Over the last four years, Sam Macaroni has pumped out over two hundred movies on YouTube. Before that, he was carving up Hollywood as an actor and a director. Last year, someone placed an Oculus Rift DK2 on his head, showed him Epic’s Unreal Showdown, and it changed his life forever.


Watch an Incredible 360-Degree Music Video from YouTube Sensation Trevor Wesley

MAR 17, 2016 - When it came time to make a music video for his new single “Chivalry Is Dead,” Trevor Wesley wanted to put fans in the driver’s seat. Using revolutionary 360-degree technology, the YouTube sensation teamed up with world-renowned choreographer Ian Eastwood, director Sam Macaroni and Madonna‘s music and dance entertainment network DanceOn...

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A Violent Afternoon Creator Details Unique Filming Process, Image Showcased

FEB 15, 2016 - Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of the latest 360 degree video piece from YouTube creator Sam Macaroni....

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New VR Unreal Dev Grant Recipients Announced

MAR 17, 2016 - More developers get a financial boost from the Unreal Dev Grant fund.

Epic awards another $500,000 in Unreal Dev Grants

MAR 17, 2016 - Epic Games has paid out more than $500,000 as part of its ongoing Unreal Dev Grants initiative.



Epic Games Hands Out More Than Half A Million In Unreal Dev Grants

MAR 18, 2016 - During this year’s GDC, Epic Games gave out more than a half a million dollars in Unreal developer grants. According to a press release that was sent out earlier today, over thirty developers, artists, and programmers were all chosen for an Unreal dev grant after Epic Games got to see their incredible creations all through the use of the popular Unreal Engine 4.

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Sam Macaroni Unleashes Junkbots on Jaunt VR

MAR 21, 2016 - Sam Macaroni a YouTube content creator who has created broad range of film parodies, has also delved into the world of virtual reality (VR) with several 360-degree video experiences.

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VR Director Pioneer Sam Macaroni Shoots Half Spheres

MAR 21, 2106 - Let me repeat myself again: You should hear Sam on this podcast. It’s brilliant and hilarious. And probably the first mention of this new rig, which he now reveals in a video.

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First virtual reality festival takes the technology into new realms

APR 21, 2016 - From improving memory to designing cities, one of the first student VR clubs in the nation stretches the limits of the movement


Junkbots 2 Continues the Battle on Jaunt VR

Sam Macaroni releases the second installment of his 360-degree action series.