14Screen grammar for mobile frame media

The audiovisual language of cinematic virtual reality, case studies and analysis

Sam Gillies

Cinematic Virtual Reality (henceforth CVR) is a technology that has emerged from developments in Virtual Reality (henceforth VR). VR is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as sights and sounds) provided by a computer an in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary 2019). As a VR technology, however, CVR is differentiated from a fully interactive environment in both the kinds of media produced and the screen grammar these medias utilise.

In traditional visual media, the ...

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