Cinematic virtual reality (VR) production has reached enough capacity to support a festival. This paper offers a theoretical framework of VR narrative structure to critically examine one such festival in cinematic VR. The spotlight here is on the fifteen entries in the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Cinema360. Findings suggest that although the field of cinematic VR has advanced substantially in recent years in terms of narrative design and user experience, there is still a considerable distance for VR storytellers to travel to fully utilize the nature and potential of the developing medium of virtual reality.
Pavlik, John V.
"Experiencing Cinematic VR: Where Theory and Practice Converge in the Tribeca Film Festival Cinema360,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2020, Article 9.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2020/iss1/9