What storytelling techniques work best in VR? Drawing from examples of content created by the BBC’s Virtual Reality Lab and beyond, Zillah Watson will share the essential ingredients of memorable storytelling in this new medium. This will be backed up by extensive research from the BBC, including a trial in 175 libraries across the UK. Immerse yourself in the latest research on what makes stories stick and how to engage your audience in new ways.
A digital and immersive consultant, Zillah Watson was commissioning editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC. She was executive producer on a number of critically acclaimed VR experiences for the BBC including The Turning Forest, Damming the Nile, Make Noise, Nothing to be Written and Doctor Who: The Runaway. Premiered at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Venice and SXSW, the BBC’s VR received numerous awards including a Rose d’Or, two Digital Broadcast Awards and an Emmy nomination.
Zillah led the development of 360 VR for BBC News and is the author of VR for News: The New Reality, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2017. Formerly a TV and radio producer, she began making VR after moving to the BBC’s Research & Development to work on future content.