SXSW 2019

What I Wish I’d Known Before Making My VR Film


Fresh from writing, directing and producing his first Virtual Reality film, produced playwright and BAFTA-qualifying screenwriter Jack Westerman shares the biggest lessons from his trip into the world of VR filmmaking: how to do VR-storytelling well; what he wishes he'd known before starting; how to make sure your audience doesn’t vomit; and ultimately, how storytellers and brands can best harness it to make an impression on audiences.

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  1. Learn about current trends in VR filmmaking. Who's using it? How are they doing it? Does anyone care?
  2. Pick up some valuable anecdotal lessons about what to prepare for when embarking on a VR project (read: how to avoid making people vomit)
  3. Understand the future! How will the industry evolve? How can filmmakers, storytellers and brands best harness VR film to create powerful experiences?



Jack Westerman, Digital Strategy Manager, Accenture Interactive

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Making Film & Episodics
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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