Congratulations to our VR Lab participants!

  • Steven Arriagada
  • Candice D'Arcy
  • Atalanti Dionysus
  • Fiona Leally
  • Katrina Mathers
  • Robbie McEwan
  • Zoe Meagher
  • Jill Moylan
  • Justin Olstein
  • Vidya Rajan
  • Stephen Yuen
  • Christine Yunn-Yu Sun

STORYTELLING FOR VR

Are you VR curious? Do you have a story you feel can be best told in Virtual Reality? Are you a person who hasn't yet worked in this field? Then our Storytelling for VR workshop may be for you.

HANDS ON WORKSHOP - MAY 26, 2018

Program Overview

For this lab, we will select 12-15 people to participate in a one-day, hands-on VR concept workshop run by award-winning Melbourne VR studio VRTOV.

VRTOV is an artist-led studio, strongly focused on crafting stories that put the audience at the heart of the experience. Its personnel employ experience from the worlds of game design, animation, documentary, theatre, performance art, new-media art and creative technology to create VR experiences that resonate with audiences around the globe. Its work has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Tribeca Film Festival, the Future of StoryTelling and MIFF and includes narrative storytelling such as The Turning Forrest and the short documentary Easter Rising: Voice of A Rebel

Lead by VRTOV's Creative Director Oscar Raby and its Co-Founder Katy Morrison, the workshop will cover the fundamentals of working within narrative in a Virtual Reality landscape. Participants will explore how varying degrees of agency, perspective, immersion and the presence of the audience influence narrative development and user experience. Recent examples of narrative projects will be used to illustrate how storytelling in Virtual Reality differs from traditional film/television as well as games.

Who are we looking for?

Anyone who has not yet worked professionally in the field of Virtual Reality and who has an idea that would be well suited to being told in this medium. You could be already working in theatre, visual arts or other narrative mediums. You just need to be new to VR.

Deadline for applications: Midnight, 5 May 2018.

Non-refundable application fee: $25

Participant fee: $165

NOTE: You cannot save the application form as you go so we strongly encourage you to prepare your application in a separate document before starting work on the online form.

Check out our terms and conditions here.

If you have questions, take a look at our handy FAQs or email us.

Sound interesting? Well, get cracking:

APPLICATIONS FOR STORYTELLING FOR THE VR STORY LAB ARE OPEN NOW

 

 

OSCAR RABY - VR Story LAB

Oscar Raby is an award-winning multimedia artist and Creative Director of VR production studio VRTOV. His work ranges from feature doc to installation and live performance. His VR documentary Assent (2013), about Chilean dictatorship, has been exhibited world-wide including at Sundance New Frontier 2015, and received the Audience Choice Award for Interactive at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014. Oscar recently directed VR fairytale The Turning Forest (world premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2016), the BBC-commissioned VR doc Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel (premiere Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016), and was VR Artist-in-Residence at London’s Royal National Theatre. Oscar is a regularly invited guest speaker at interactive art and new media festivals and symposia around the world. 

KATY MORRISON - VR STORY LAB

Katy Morrison is the co-founder of VRTOV, an award-winning VR production studio whose work has been featured at Sundance, Tribeca, and IDFA . Katy was the producer of VR experiences The Turning Forest (2016) and Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel (2016), both commissioned by the BBC. Previously, VRTOV produced Oscar Raby's Assent (2013), the first VR documentary to win an award in a major film festival. Together with VRTOV Creative Director Oscar Raby, she was recently a VR Artist in Residence at the National Theatre in London. Prior to running VRTOV, Katy worked in documentary television as a researcher, writer and producer and has made over fifty hours of internationally broadcast documentary TV. In addition to producing VR content, VRTOV regularly run workshops, speak at festivals and facilitate hands-on engagement with VR production techniques for broadcasters and media companies.