The world’s first full-length feature film to be shot completely in 360 degrees,Â â€œCareer Opportunities in Organized Crime,” has begun filming in Baltimore.
A documentary-style comedy about the Russian mafia, the movie is helmed by first-time directorÂ Alexander Oshmyansky, and featuresÂ mostly unknown actors.
The movie is scheduled to be released next year.
â€œThis may be history,”Â Damion J. Williams, one of the actorsÂ inÂ the movie, told WBAL TV.
The movieÂ is being recorded by multiple GoPro cameras, as well as traditional cameras.
“The idea is it’s almost like a bit of a film experiment,” Oshmyansky said. “You can watch it one way and then you can watch it the other.”
Viewers will be able to watch it as a standard movie, as a 360-degree movie, and in immersive virtual reality using headsets such as Google Cardboard or the Oculus Rift.
â€œIt’s a uniquely immersive experience,” he said. “You can look in any direction and feel kind of like you’re there with the characters as the action is happening.”