Institute for IDEAS

Institute for Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications, and Stories

A transmedia volumetric project.

Vera

 “Vera” is an adaptation of a short story by Katherine Mansfield entitled “Dill Pickle”. 

“Vera” project consists of many media elements: fourteen minutes short film shot and edited in a traditional, 2D format; an eighteen minutes non-interactive 360 video; twenty minutes radio drama (still in production); volumetric/holographic immersive film; world’s first volumetric tabletop narrative; and a large scale virtual reality installation experience in which the viewer can roam inside the reconstructed film set, interacting with the props from the film and discovering details that enrich the story. “Vera” was selected to a prestigious international curated exhibit at CHI 2020 in Hawaii, and will be showed at Cannes Film Festival 2020. Beside addressing social equity, the project was an experiential learning opportunity for AU students at a New York location and film studios. Half of the crew and cast were students.