ABC and Screen NSW are set to team up to produce Australia’s first Virtual Reality development initiative.
360 Vision begins with an intensive one-day invitation-only lab at Carriageworks, the venue partner, to be held during Vivid Sydney in June. The lab will bring together screen content creators to experience the latest Virtual Reality content and technology.
There will be panel discussions, screenings and networking opportunities with leading Virtual Reality storytellers and technical experts from around the world.
Presenting at the lab and participating in the initiative as a mentor, is Australia’s Lynette Wallworth, the first artist ever selected for the Sundance Institute New Frontier/Jaunt VR Residency Program.
Courtney Gibson, Chief Executive of Screen NSW, said: “Virtual Reality is a space in which the world’s biggest technology and entertainment companies are starting to seriously play. The time feels right for Australian producers, writers and directors of screen content to come together with technical experts from the VR world to explore the possibilities of 360 degree storytelling for Australian audiences.”
Following the lab, submissions will be sought for Virtual Reality content across all genres, with up to six projects for further development.