Telling Immersive Stories
We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories.
The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a useful guide for reporters, filmmakers and writers interested in telling stories in this emerging medium. Examining ground-breaking work across industries, this text explains, in practical terms, how storytellers can create their own powerful immersive experiences as new media and platforms emerge.
Evolution of Media: Where Are We Now?
Section I: Context
1 Why Tell Immersive Stories?
2 Pivot Point Section
II: Immersive Media and Storytelling Styles
3 Immersive Narratives and News
Clouds over Sidra, Climbing Giants, We Who Remain, Limbo, The Occupation of Alcatraz, Euronews, VRtually There
4 Walk-Around Virtual Reality [Note: below links are not the best format to watch]
Kiya, After Solitary, Suite Life, Displaced Witness
5 Immersive Interactives
Discovering Gale Crater, Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?, Testimony, UTurn, Blackout
6 Mixed-Media Packages
Stand at the Edge of Geologic Time, Overheard, The Call Center, Capturing Everest, Hell and High Water, The Wall
7 Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality
Priya Shakti, Optimism, Outthink Hidden, New Dimensions in Testimony, Hello, We’re from the Internet, Olympians in AR, Terminal 3
8 Immersive Audio
Hallelujah VR, Reeps One: Does Not Exist, Designing Audio for Games
Section III: Bringing It All Together
9 Storytelling without Close-Ups: The Big Picture
10 Viewing Mode, Form and Content: Best Practices
11 Additional Features and Emerging Technology
12 Immersive Media and News
13 The State of Platforms and Publishing
14 Looking Forward
- Filmmaking and Postproduction
- Media Communication
- Media Technology
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies