Unrest VR: Finding the Form to Tell Your Story

Mar 14, 2017

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Director Jennifer Brea and producers Arnaud Colinart and Lindsey Dryden discuss how to choose the right form to tell a story, and reveal work-in-progress insights from Unrest's VR experience.
When her life was dramatically changed by a sudden illness, former Harvard PhD student Jennifer set out to make a film. She became an acclaimed filmmaker, with feature documentary 'Unrest' winning a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2017.
During production, Jen realised she also needed to immerse the audience in the *experience* of the illness. So, she set out to become a VR storyteller, collaborating with the award-winning team behind Notes On Blindness VR.
This panel goes behind the scenes of choosing VR as a form, and crafting a VR experience to tell a visceral story. It will reveal insights from the development process, and unveil a preview of Unrest VR. When is VR the right form for a story? How do you deploy VR with purpose as well as artistry?

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Lindsey Dryden

Little by Little Films / FWD-Doc

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