Booking info

Cost: Free


Immersive Storytelling Workshop with BRiGHTBLACK

10:00 am - 8 Sep 2022

York Guildhall, St Martins Courtyard, Coney St, York YO1 9QL

8 and 9 September 2022

Join us and immersive storytelling specialists, BRiGHTBLACK, for a free two-day workshop in our state-of-the-art lab at The Guildhall, in central York.

The workshop will include:

  • Talks and live demonstrations in immersive storytelling
  • Support in using Unity Games Engine and Reaper
  • The opportunity to discuss your ideas with participants

Due to limited capacity we can only accommodate one participant per company.

This is a two-day event. It will run from 10-4 each day with an hour for lunch. Please check and ensure you can attend both dates before registering. The workshop will include practical exercises. When registering through Eventbrite please specify if you will need access to a gaming laptop with Unity downloaded, or if you will be able to bring your own.

This support is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).



Day One (10am-4pm)

Introductions – XR Stories and Brighblack – outline of lab aims and outcomes

Talk: ‘Culture is Changing’

Live demo and play: 3D scanning, mocap, rigging, animation



Talk: Games System Design’ and other design frameworks

Play: Curated works and creative tools – participants explore a selection of works in VR, AR, on screen and VR tools

LUNCH BREAK. Please note that lunch is not provided but there are many cafes and shops nearby.

Live demo: Live world build demo Unity Games Engine

Unity: Unity Games Engine world building

Day Two (10am-4pm)

Talk and Discussion: Worldbuilding and Narrative Structures

Talk and Discussion: Immersive Psychology and Narrative Perspectives


Live demo: sound and storytelling through sound

Play: Binaural and ambisonic sound – participants record virtual instruments in Reaper, experience and explore

LUNCH BREAK. Please note that lunch is not provided but there are many cafes and shops nearby.

Talk: Virtual Production for live performance

Task: Rapid prototyping – participants take on each step of our prototyping process in five short bursts

Share: Prototyped ideas

Q&A and Wrap Up – a guide to self learning, online resources and next steps

Booking info

Cost: Free