THE TENTH CHALLENGE
Due 10/11/18 by 7am
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.