In this episode, Marcelo talks with Katherine Carlton, the lead actress of The Invisible Hours about her experience working on the cinematic VR experience, what actors need to know about VR, how acting in VR is different (and the same) as acting for other mediums and much more.
– Tell us about your background.
– How did you get into acting?
– What makes VR different for you from TV, Film or even theater?
– Have you done immersive theater?
– What made you audition for The Invisible Hours?
– Had you tried VR prior to that?
– Tell us about the story of your character and of The Invisible Hours.
– What kind of challenges did you run into with the way the character and story is presented?
– What risks would you have taken if you could do it again?
– What was the audition like, how did you land the role, and what tips do you have for other actors looking to get into VR?
– What did you know about the project beforehand?
– What is a typical day of production like in a VR experience?
– How were you able to stay in character throughout all of the distractions?
– What experiences did you (and not) use from your theater acting?
– Did you have to exaggerate some of your performance for motion capture?
– Do you have to be more technologically savvy to understand how the equipment affects your performance in VR?
– Were you able to preview your acting in VR after you were done?
– How much input did you have in the maneurisms of the avatar?
– What tips do you have for VR Directors from an Actor’s point of view?
– What type of direction were you given?
– What tips would you offer actors looking to get into VR?
– What did you like most about working in VR?
– What can be improved about the process of VR acting?
– What would you like VR to be in the future?