Chapter 7Make a Film in VR from Start to Finish

This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for making a narrative live-action VR film. A similar structure can be used for both live broadcast and documentaries; simply omit the irrelevant steps.


Screenwriting for VR

When CinemaScope was invented in the 1950s, “Metropolis” director Fritz Lang mocked its super-wide aspect ratio and said, “Cinemascope is not for men, but for snakes and funerals” (in “Contempt,” dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963). However, CinemaScope became incredibly successful and its anamorphic format has continued to this day. Similarly, one can wonder, what is VR good for, story-wise? Data gathered on the most-watched VR films show that the most successful genre is ...

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