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SXSW 2018

Illusion Design, Story Craft, and Virtual Worlds

Today audiences have the ability to purchase a ticket, step inside a story and experience it in a way never before imagined; however, designing a story through virtual and mixed realities can be more difficult than you might think. In this session, experience the magic of immersive storytelling from a former professional illusionist who’s taking his experience producing award-winning visual effects and motion graphics for film and television to implement the medium of VR in immersive narratives.

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  1. What role does magic theory play in developing immersive VR experiences?
  2. How does “suspension of disbelief” happen in location-based entertainment?
  3. What are the best practices when it comes to telling stories in immersive VR?


  • Curtis Hickman, Chief Creative Officer, THE VOID


Sarah McDonough, Account Manager, Double Forte

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: VR/AR
  • Level: Intermediate
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