Interactive and Immersive Storytelling
Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.
The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.
Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.
Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Reframed presents a project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support.
Date: July – October 2017
Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project
Participants: 6 individuals/teams
Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017
Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017
Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017
Applications are invited from any of the following fields:
– Film, documentary, animation
– Games – Interactive arts or media
– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality
– Immersive Theatre
Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:
– Writing, directing, producing, animation
– Artist, illustration, graphic novels
– Coding, interactive design, games development
– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography
Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.
Reframed ran a series of talks and workshops late last month...