For the past six months I have been reading and researching live action virtual reality filmmaking. Because the topic is so exciting and expansive, I’ve started a website called the VR Filmmaker, where I’ll be sharing with you what I learn and discover as I venture into this new world of modern storytelling.
The focus of the site will be to explore issues that are relevant to traditional narrative filmmakers and storytellers thinking about entering the world of virtual reality filmmaking. There are a lot of sites and conversation about VR games, coding and technology, but very little about live-action storytelling in VR.
So I decided to fill that gap. How do you tell a story when there is no such thing as a frame-line or when the rules for traditional editing don’t apply? What about depth-of-field or take 3?How will actors work in VR and give their best performances? Where does the crew go when you can see in all 360-degrees?
To me there are so many profound possibilities with VR. We are inventing the language of a new art form and it’s only limited by what we can imagine. At the VR Filmmaker I will be discussing these concepts as well as journaling about my experiences working in this format this coming year. It’s like the beginning of silent cinema all over again, or 1950s television.
So please, check out the VR filmmaker today!
I’ve got some informative posts planned for December and you can sign up to receive my thoughts and ideas about VR filmmaking directly to your email on the site itself, or by clicking here for sign up form.
Don’t worry! I’ll continue to occasionally blog about traditional filmmaking and theater here at The Bob Blog – after all, it’s almost time for my annual “no one was snubbed at the Oscars” piece, and it wouldn’t be Academy season without that!
I’d love to hear what you think about virtual reality filmmaking. Leave a comment!