#1045: Process of Shooting a Feature-Length Documentary in VRChat: Director Joe Hunting on “We Met in Virtual Reality” Premiering at Sundance

joe-huntingWe Met in Virtual Reality is feature-length documentary by Joe Hunting premiering today at the Sundance film festival. It follows five different protagonists (2 couples in long distance relationships and a sign language teacher) throughout the course of a year in their various travels and relationships within VRChat. It starts to show the types of full-body tracked & embodied interactions that are happening within social VR as an observational, cinéma vérité documentary, but it also tells the stories of these five protagonists lives in a very real and humanizing way.

I had a spoiler-free chat with director Hunting about his process of fully immersing himself into VR that he did for nearly two years of making he previous three short film projects in VRChat (A Wider Screen (2019), Club Zodiac (2020), & Virtually Speaking (2020)).

Individual tickets for the screening of We Met in Virtual Reality for the 2p PST world premiere today (January 21), and all day January 23rd are still available for $20. And stay tuned to Hunting’s @Joeahunting or @WeMetinVRfilm Twitter accounts for more details of future screenings, including within VRChat itself.

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