Make Your Own VR Movies with FirstStage

Ever wanted to make your own VR movies? Do you have an idea for a training simulation that would only work in VR? FirstStage is a new platform designed to help you realise your creative ambitions.

After 3.5 years of expert European research and 3.5 years of product development, FirstStage is now out of beta. The platform is available as a general release directly from the Moviestorm website. This new content creation platform has been developed to enable creatives and subject experts to take full control of their creative process by providing an intuitive VR-based ‘natural user interface’ toolset.

FirstStage supports a variety of production needs. From fast iterative exploration and testing of production ideas, to full execution and distribution. Whether you’re looking to make VR movies, immersive simulations or training applications, the team at Moviestorm promise low cost delivery of finished apps for creatives.

The platform supports real-time remote collaboration. This allows users to jump onto a virtual stage from anywhere in the world. The aim is of course to increase productivity, as the team are able to communicate ideas and solutions to others as images, video, or even a VR experience itself.

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FirstStage Requirements

According to MovieStorm, FirstStage works with a “standard VR setup connected to a gaming PC”. This, it seems, is a very low entry level. The requirements, in full below, appear to date back to VR’s recommended specifications from way back in 2014.

Recommended Specifications:

  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or faster
  • Processor – Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or faster
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM or more
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 (required for VIVE Pro) or newer
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 (recommended)
  • OS – Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 (recommended) or newer

MovieStorm list the likes of the HTC Vive headsets, Valve Index and even the Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro as supported. FirstStage is certainly aiming for accessibility.

You can start your VR movie making journey and with a free trial. A personal licence is available for $10 USD per month. You can head over to firststage.moviestorm.co.uk to find out more and register for the free trial.

Are you interested in creating your own VR content? Let us know in the comments below!