How Virtual Reality is Changing Storytelling Forever

And why this is the best thing that could happen to cinema

Adriana Vecchioli
Jul 27, 2016 · 9 min read

Cinematic Paradigms are Shifting

All images are from George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, which wild universe depicts pretty well the current state of VR. No, this is not a VR movie :(

Atmosphere now prevails over the narrative

The frame is dead

How would Wes Anderson render his meticulously symmetrical scenery in VR? He could use anamorphosis, or some Monument-Valley-like perspective mindfuck mastery.

Yet VR is barely learning to walk

Moving shots make or break

The sound remains a challenge

Editing is a nightmare

Inhabiting the main character doesn’t work

Embrace VR, it’s the future

There’s no adventure as crazy as VR

Blurring boundaries between the movie and the game

An inward journey to empathy



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Adriana Vecchioli

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Artist. Virtual Reality UX designer & hacker. Part-time road-tripper. App maker @getfindit @thelgbtwhip. Previously @Twitter

The Mission

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org