In this episode Marcelo talks to John Bucher, a Writer, Story-Consultant, and author of best-seller Storytelling For Virtual Reality about writing for immersive content.
– Tell us a bit about your background.
– What piqued your interest in VR and what was your first VR experience?
– What knowledge from your background in TV helped you in VR and what knowledge hurt you?
– Do you think having a background in Theater can be helpful for VR writers?
– How does a writer consider all of the things that are going on around the user?
– How do you write for off-screen action?
– Do you think that it’s good or bad to have a standardized way of writing for VR?
– Are you, as a writer, almost crossing the line into an Actor or Director role as well?
– How do you write for prescence and full immersion? How do you make sure the user experiences that through your writing?
– What VR experiences do you recommend for writers?
– The Invisible Hours is a great example of writing characters as both passive and interactive. How would you write for that type of experience?
– How do you account for interactivity when writng the story?
– How do you strike the balance between giving the user agency and keeping the focus on the story?
– As a writer do you diagram all of your points of interest and do you mark them in the script for the director?
– What would you like VR storytelling to be like in five years?
– How is AR different from a writing perspective?