James Smith

The emerging field of VR offers both innovative and powerful ways of taking the audience into the center of the narrative, creating a stunning experience.

VR PROJECT MARK TWO

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INTRODUCTION

On seeing ”Collisions”by Lynette Wallworth I was amazed by what 360 VR story telling could do and how an audience member can become completely immersed into the VR environment.

The emerging field of VR offers both innovative and powerful ways of taking the audience into the center of the narrative, creating a stunning experience.

PROJECT BEGINNINGS

The key goal of this project is to supply a 360 VR experience of life in the trenches suitable for museums around the world.

At present we are in the middle of the centenary of World War One, this provides the perfect opportunity to both commemorate the millions of lives lost in the ‘War to end all Wars” and explore some of the realities of life in the trenches.

I have been in contact with the New Zealand Army Museum and they responded very positively to the idea of a VR experience set in the trenches of WWI.

Sir Peter Jackson has one of the finest collections of WW1 memorabillia in the world.


He has recently worked with a French museum on facilitating, costumes, armaments, tanks and planes for their project.

We too have made contact and look forward to utilizing the very special resource of Peter’s collection.

Our aim is for the initial build in Jan/Feb 2017 in Masterton, New Zealand. Having filmed extensively in New Zealand previously, I have both production support and crew networks available.

THE STORY

We are going to tell a story about a man caught up in the events that shaped an entire world.

We start with James Smith and his new wife as he breaks the news that he has enlisted and is going to go off to France to do his bit for king and country.