On November 13, we gathered curious filmmakers and storytellers at the YouTube Space NY for a fireside chat with the WATER MELTS team, one of the participants in the Immersive Films Program, to discuss what the transition from working in traditional film to the world of virtual reality (VR) looks like.
Moderated by Zeina Abi Assy, director of Interactive Programs, the conversation focused on: the distinct affordances of VR, and how to leverage that to tell new stories.
The focus of the conversation was how filmmakers are rewiring their creative process to build evocative experiences in VR. Check out our photo album from the event here!
Before we started the conversation, we announced the launch of the Tribeca Film Institute YouTube channel, a fresh and new take on distribution and knowledge-sharing. The channel will primarily focus on exclusive 360 content. We are also releasing different series, the first of which is the Creator’s Corner, which will feature conversations with leading creators in emerging media. The channel will shine a bright light on women and people of color in the immersive and tech space.
What can you expect to see?
WATCH: Cinematic VR, 360 videos rooted in story, Interactive experiences turned into 360 videos that fit your mobile/desktop/and any headset
SHARE: Knowledge-sharing through interviews with innovative creators, storytellers, scientists, mothers, architects and all the wonderful talents that make up the immersive landscape. The aim is to make information about VR and emerging media available to a wide audience.
CREATE: This information can feel exclusive, and we want to provide a platform that breaks through barriers of access to information, knowledge and inspiration. We hope that we will inspire new blood into the VR space.
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