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Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

DocLab Live: Machine Rituals 20 Nov at 20:00

Live cinema event about artificial intelligence and the intangible dance between man and machine.

Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2017 20 Nov at 11:45

New media projects will be pitched for a broad audience of attending broadcasters and other decision makers from around the world.

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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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