We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories. The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a useful guide for reporters, filmmakers and writers interested in telling stories in this emerging medium. Examining ground-breaking work across industries, this text explains, in practical terms, how storytellers can create their own powerful immersive experiences as new media and platforms emerge.
List of Figures
Introduction: Evolution of Media: Where Are We Now?
SECTION I: Context
1: Why Tell Immersive Stories?
2: Pivot Point: A Primer on the State of Immersive Storytelling
SECTION II: Immersive Media and Storytelling Styles
3: Immersive Narratives and News
Clouds Over Sidra
We Who Remain
The Occupation of Alcatraz that Sparked an American Revolution
4: Walk-Around Virtual Reality
5: Immersive Interactives
Discovering Gale Crater
Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?
6: Mixed-Media Packages
Stand at the Edge of Geologic Time
The Call Center
Hell and High Water VR
7: Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality
New Dimensions in Testimony
Hello, We're from the Internet
Four of the World's Best Olympians, as You've Never Seen Them Before
8: Immersive Audio
Reeps One: Does Not Exist
Designing Audio for Games
SECTION III: Bringing It All Together
9: Storytelling without Close-Ups: The Big Picture
10: Viewing Mode, Form and Content: Best Practices
11: Additional Features and Emerging Technology
12: Immersive Storytelling and the News Media
13: The State of Platforms and Publishing
14: Looking Forward