Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Virtual reality has been proven to change attitudes and provide powerful visceral experiences in lab-based experiments, but can that power apply to storytelling? And how does that work in the real world? Zillah Watson, a former journalist and BBC pioneer in Virtual Reality, discusses these questions as well as recent examples of the BBC’s story-led VR, which embrace emerging consumer technology and set out to demonstrate the power of 360 films and CGI-based VR.
November 22, 12:00-13:00 | Industry Office, E-floor

Zillah Watson produces groundbreaking 360 films, including The Resistance of Honey, selected for this year’s IDFA DocLab Competition. She produced the first 360 BBC report with Matthew Price in the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks in November 2016 and has executive-produced interactive CGI VR productions, including The Turning Forest (with VRTOV) and We Wait (with Aardman Animation). Other recent work has ranged from creating a story database for the longest running soap opera in the world to pioneering work in digital online media archives.

Event information

  • When: 2016-11-22 at 12:00
  • Venue Name: Paganini Room, NH Carlton
  • Venue address: Vijzelstraat 4, 1017 HK Amsterdam
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