New York-based filmmakers The Diamond Brothers have always been on the cutting edge of content creation, so it’s no surprise that they’re turning their attention toward virtual reality. As part of VR consultancy and production company SuperSphere VR, the Diamonds have been figuring out different ways to capture VR experiences, from integrated camera systems like the Nokia Ozo and Jaunt VR’s Jaunt One to customized set-ups like the “Diamond EYE” rig built around Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks. At the same time, they’re pressing forward in their roles at Frame.io, a cloud-based review-and-approval system with integrated Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC workflow. Look for a lot more from Frame.io, SuperSphere and the Diamonds in 2016. thediamondbros.com
What will be the biggest challenge of 2016 for the media industry? The media industry is always chasing the future — whether it's a company announcing a product it doesn't ship for a year or a trend that gets accelerated by trade show cycles. We'd love to see more focus on operating codecs, language and hardware as a means for industry standardization. Proprietary methodology can be beneficial, but often it's too compartmentalizing. The future is an amazing place. We all want to be there. But we all need to realize the future is here and will quickly become the past.
What do you like to do when you're not working? When we're not working we're playing music, hanging with our friends and families. However, we're always thinking about new ways to do what we do and developing IP in hardware, software and story.
Recommended viewing/reading/listening? Movies: Wake in Fright, Killing Them Softly, Raiders of the Lost Ark; TV Show: the current political circus is the best reality TV ever created; Book: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski; Music: Daughter, Windhand, Clutch, John Grant