VR City was launched in 2016 to provide a dedicated VR studio focused on creating the very best in immersive storytelling. Alongside VR City's big brother and production company East City Films, the studio has collaborated with companies including the BBC, ITV, The National Theatre, The New York Times, Comic Relief and Hulu and created original and critically acclaimed VR documentaries that challenge perceptions and transform emotions.
In 2018 our new project Common Ground was selected for funding from Creative XR, a Digital Catapult and Arts Council England programme that supports the development of virtual reality and augmented reality products for the creative industries.
As one of the foremost VR creators in the world we are always keen to meet partners that want to explore the potential of immersive storytelling, be it through consultancy, workshops, speaking opportunities or licensing.
As producers of world class virtual reality and 360° video since 2014 VR City are perfectly placed to provide VR consultancy to agencies, broadcasters, non-profits and brands. With celebrated VR experiences under our belt for ITV, BBC, MTV, The National Theatre, Comic Relief and countless brands we are able to offer guidance and expertise in creative development, shoot planning, workflow and post production. From camera choices, VFX supervision and headset selection to 360° editing, spatial sound and Unreal development: if you're considering working in VR and 360° video and need a helping hand, don't hesitate to get in touch.
As an extension to our consultancy we regularly run VR & 360° video workshops. With sessions covering all aspects of VR and 360° video production, from storyboarding, documentary development and camera selection to camera movement, drone filming, editing and the stitch process, our team has travelled the world and worked with some famous organisations including The National Theatre and University College London. The rules of VR are currently been written, broken and rewritten, and VR City are very much one of the leading authors. When it comes to VR so much is possible and we want the community to grow to help realise its potential. Don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss workshops or mentoring opportunities.
TALKS & PANELS
Our expert team is regularly asked to talk on VR & 360° video all over the world. Our CCO and director of our incredible award winning VR documentaries Darren Emerson, has been invited to speak all over the world at festivals and events including VR Labs at CPH:DOX, IBC, IDFA Doc Lab, BFI Future Film Fund, I-docs, EDEF, One World Humanitarian Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest, Raindance Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and Festival de Cannes. Our CEO Ashley Cowan regularly presents on VR in the commercial world and has been invited to a range of events and conferences including MIPTV, Media Production Show, VRTGO, VR World, DEN Live Festival, Summer In The City and MediaTech. To engage Darren, Ashley or any other member of the team for your event or festival, don't hesitate to get in touch.
VR City is a producer of some of the most respected, talked about and genre defining VR content in the world, all of which is available for licensing. Witness 360: 7/7, a film about one woman's experience of the London 7/7 bombings, was VR City's first original piece of work and went straight to the vanguard of VR documentary making, seeing it travel the world at festivals including IDFA and Festival de Cannes. Indefinite, a documentary taking viewers behind the walls of the UK's indefinite detention system, won the first ever VR commission at Sheffield Doc Fest and funding from the Arts Council England. It premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest and went on to be licensed by the New York Times VR app. With co-producers ITV, VR City created Junior, an in depth look into the training regime of Chris Eubank Jr which culminates in a bruising encounter at Wembley with former world champion Arthur Abraham. Inner Selfie featuring The Dalai Lama, co-produced with Stateless Studios, is a pilot for a series of one-on-one encounters with some of the most remarkable individuals in the world. Our new project Common Ground, a fully interactive VR documentary about the Aylesbury Estate in South London, will be released in 2019. For licensing opportunities for the above and more, don't hesitate to get in touch.