THE TENTH CHALLENGE

THE TENTH CHALLENGE

Due 10/11/18 by 7am


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I’m opening a Virtual Reality Bar. For reals- Redline VR

THE TENTH CHALLENGE: WRITING IN THE REVERSE ROUND (VR)

Virtual Reality movies are essentially theater in the reverse round, with a touch of 3D movie immersive LOOK-OUT! gimmicks. Let’s write one!

Okay, so let’s picture the reverse round play- heretofor economically not viable, but now it has international commercial potential in the form of a VR movie.

An audience of one is seated in the middle on a swivel chair. We never move and are immersed by a soundscape. Actors can come and go from anywhere, placing us in the middle of the action.

We can be visible and active (a baby, a bound captive, a person in vegetable state, a sentient object).

We can be invisible- a fly on the wall so to speak.

Special effects example: A bullet can be fired and fly right through us.

Staging: We can be placed in the middle of a Thanksgiving table. We can be the turkey!

What works in this format? A sense of encroachment. Reveals should require a head-turn.