When John Gaeta led the VFX team for 1999's The Matrix, he helped to innovate and popularize an effect called "Bullet Time," which has become a mainstay of contemporary action film. Gaeta is one of the godfathers of the Matrix film franchise, and as a man committed to revolutionary techniques, the impending metaverse and proliferation of AI technologies are a perfect canvas for him to explore. Rather than launching a PFP project or other more generic use of NFT smart contract tech, Gaeta has immersed himself in the world of the metaverse and the Spatial Internet, launching a three-part NFT project unlike those before it.
I was lucky enough to have a chance to speak with Gaeta ahead of the project's release today on Opensea. In recent weeks, Gaeta made headlines for his work on the Matrix Awakens project, which gave viewers one of our first real looks into the potential capacity of new-gen consoles for creating totally immersive gaming experiences.