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Future proof your writing skills with our workshop on cinematic virtual reality
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Egle Loor

On Friday, 27 November, you are welcomed to join a practical online workshop aimed to film writers, narrative designers, and dramaturgs interested in Virtual Reality who have little or no experience with the medium. During the 3-hour workshop “Writing for Virtual Reality" participants, who are asked to pre-register, learn the challenges of writing for cinematic virtual reality and develop a 1-page script.

The workshop aims to generate more awareness about the possibilities of the medium and to increase the number of screenwriters that are interested in creating stories for 360° media including VR, XR, and AR in the future. Although immersive media traces back to the last century, there is little practical literature for writers interested in participating in this medium. In addition to their 1-page, participants will be requested to participate in several practical activities designed to sensibilize them to the challenges of virtual reality, including POV, cues, and technological limitations.

Ana Falcon will moderate the event, and it is created as part of her current research in Virtual Reality screenwriting methodologies. Falcon was selected for the 2008 Fusion Arts Exchange in Screenwriting and Film Production hosted by the University of Southern California and the US State Department. In 2017, she was distinguished with a Young Creators FONCA grant from the Mexican Culture Ministry. In 2019, she was a screenwriting finalist in the Watersprite International Student Film Festival hosted by the University of Cambridge.

To join the event, please register via email info.industry@poff.ee by Wednesday 25th of November.