Book Description

Virtual Reality Filmmaking presents a comprehensive guide to the use of virtual reality in filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, live event production, and more. Written by Celine Tricart, a filmmaker and an expert in new technologies, the book provides a hands-on guide to creative filmmaking in this exciting new medium, and includes coverage on how to make a film in VR from start to finish. Topics covered include:

  • The history of VR;
  • VR cameras;
  • Game engines and interactive VR;
  • The foundations of VR storytelling;
  • Techniques for shooting in live action VR;
  • VR postproduction and visual effects;
  • VR distribution;
  • Interviews with experts in the field including the Emmy-winning studios Felix & Paul and Oculus Story Studio, Wevr, Viacom, Fox Sports, Sundance‚Äôs New Frontier, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. List of Abbreviations
  7. Introduction and Definitions
  8. Part I Theoretical and Technical Foundations
    1. 1 History of VR
    2. 2 Live-Action VR Capture and Post-Production
    3. 3 Game Engines and Interactive VR
    4. 4 VR Headsets and Other Human-VR Interfaces
  9. Part II Virtual Reality Storytelling
    1. 5 VR: A New Art?
    2. 6 VR as a Storytelling Tool
    3. 7 Make a Film in VR from Start to Finish
  10. The Future of VR/Conclusion
  11. List of Interviewees
  12. About the Author
  13. Index