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Interaction and the embodied VR documentary

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University of Westminster - Regent Campus

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Multi-awarded VR director Darren Emerson will disclose his vision for embodied VR storytelling through the case study of Common Ground, 2019

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Darren Emerson will give a talk examining the role interaction can play in deepening VR documentary narratives using “Common Ground” (2019) as a test case. Using his past work as a reference point, he will discuss how his practice has evolved from 360 video to Unity based projects that present the audience with a hybrid of cinematic techniques, fused with moments of embodiment.

About Darren Emerson

A passionate advocate of VR story-telling, Darren is a director, producer and co-founder of London production company East City Films, and its subsidiary VR City. He has experienced considerable success with his VR film, Witness 360: 7/7 which was selected in competition at IDFA Doc Lab and been played at many high-profile festivals including Cannes; VR documentary, Indefinite which won the first ever VR commission by Sheffield Doc/Fest and has been featured in the New York Times Op-Docs VR app, as well as touring festivals globally; and Common Ground which won inaugural funding from CreativeXR and has its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2019.

About “disLAB Presents…”

“disLAB presents” is a series of free masterclasses organised by Sandra Gaudenzi, course co-leader of the digital and interactive storytelling LAB MA – a groundbreaking MA @ University of Westminster.

If you are interested in digital journalism, interactive documentary, apps for social change, VR, educational video games or just digital communication, this series of encounters is for you. The aim is to invite students and media makers to join the conversation with practitioners, so that together we can act as a creative community.

disLAB challenges the use of digital media to do exciting storytelling. It is about being creative and becoming the storytellers of the future. For this, it is important to be exposed to current practices, be inspired by great makers, help each other and dare to innovate.

By inviting successful digital storytellers to share their current projects and expertise in an informal setting, we hope to bridge the gap between industry and universities. Let’s help each other!

Please note: This event is free but registration is essential. Don't just turn up as we are often fully booked!

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