Mind Hopping: Shooting 360 film to experience stories

VIDAVEO and the University of York

Originally from York, VIDAVEO founder Adam Gill has filmed in Africa, Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East. This project aims to develop new non-linear narrative storytelling techniques for 360 degree film. What if you could jump into a person’s mind, hear their inner voice and control their gaze? The innovative ‘Mind-Hopping’ technique works from storytelling and interaction perspectives and explores a production workflow for implementing it. In collaboration with the University of York’s DC Labs, the project aims to provide an evocative demonstration of the technique, which can be used to support the funding of future full-length productions in entertainment, education, documentary and commercial storytelling.

By establishing expertise in this new filming technique, VIDAVEO will benefit from economic and creative growth in Yorkshire and increase technical potential. Production development will further feed into the future of student learning in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York.