Storytelling for 360 Media

THE CHALLENGE

With new emerging platforms today (and the general evolution of new media) we now find ourselves with some interesting narrative challenges.

Specifically, of note; 360 video or virtual reality experiences where your viewer has a choice of what they want to focus on. Experiencing a 360 video can be stunning to the viewer, but telling a story with the medium can be a challenge. There are many ways to tell a story and we are entering a new evolution of what that means with 360 video and the VR world.

So how can we evolve from our current storytelling paradigm into a 360 medium?

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Remember Me – Coming Soon!

LA friends! A comedy I shot will have a short theatrical release Thanksgiving weekend!

Opens Friday, November 24, 2017
Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills

Get your tickets here!
https://www.laemmle.com/films/43314

If you can’t make that it goes into digital and on demand November 28th.

UTURN – Submission to Sundance and Onto Post Production

Our Sundance submission marks the first milestone for post production to Uturn! I’ll be doing most of the editing and Tippett Studio will be doing the post and app work. We hope to do some test screenings at a few venues coming up – stay tuned!

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uturnvr/

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NOTES ON VR – 360 Shooting and Points of Interest

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Points of Interest (POI) come up often, as they should, when starting a 360 VR shoot. As many have noted before me, guiding the viewer through a 360 experience is an storytelling opportunity. So I’m going to write down some notes I have on the subject here.

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‘Lupe Under the Sun’ (‘Lupe Bajo el Sol’): LAFF Review

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Rodrigo Reyes’ study of the travails of an aging Mexican migrant farm worker in the U.S. earned a special mention from LAFF’s World Fiction jury.

“As in Purgatory, Reyes’s cameraman Justin Chin eschews hand-held in favor of elegant framing which suggest that we are not dealing with transitory political issues, but with permanent, human ones.”

See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/lupe-under-sun-lupe-bajo-903505

Los Angeles Magazine: 6 Films You Absolutely Cannot Miss at the Los Angeles Film Festival

Lupe Under the Sun had a great introduction in Los Angeles Magazine!

From a family drama to a documentary about teenage inmates, the eight day festival taps into some hyperlocal stories

The Los Angeles Film Festival opens on June 1, showcasing some of the most promising up-and-coming filmmakers and movies of the year. The lineup has a focus on frequently overlooked stories—a valet at an expensive restaurant in L.A.; teenage inmates awaiting adult sentences—as well as a hugely diverse range of voices and narratives. There are a slew of films to choose from over the course of eight days, but that’s why we’re here. These are the six that you must see:

– See more at: http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/6-films-not-miss-los-angeles-film-festival/#sthash.STZQ2KRI.dpuf