‘Immersive storytelling’ means as much as overwhelming the audience with your story. The idea exists that Virtual Reality (VR) may lead to more immersive stories. The last decades VR-applications have mostly been restricted to lab environments and specialized industries. Thanks to several market launches of head mounted displays, 360° camera’s, game accessories, virtual reality hard- and software, … VR-applications have recently become within reach of consumers. Therefore, the potential breakthrough of immersive storytelling for a large audience challenges the field.
In the research project Show&Tell! researchers from the AP University College Antwerp have been investigating the mechanisms behind immersive storytelling. The outcome of this research project is a set of tools that can be used by creatives, producers, programmers, … in the production process of a virtual reality experience. Participants of the summer school ‘Storytelling in virtual reality. An immersive encounter.’ are given the opportunity to work with this toolbox in multidisciplinary teams. Under the guidance of experienced coaches, they will conceive and create a VR experience using the facilities of the Immersive Lab of the AP University College.