Non-fiction Virtual Reality
Non-fiction virtual reality is a powerful new medium to create and communicate news and nonfiction. The act of witnessing non-fiction content, whether in the form of news or documentaries, through a virtual reality headset creates a strong feeling of the viewer being present in the action. Audiences are able to experience an immersive retelling of non-fiction stories and news stories. It allows them access to the sensory inputs and feelings of those events, letting them enter the sites of powerful stories.
Non-fiction virtual reality disconnects the viewer from the world around them and immerses them in a story in a manner no news broadcast can achieve. In this way viewers can be immediately more invested in the experience. It’s a storytelling technique that eliminates distraction, which can engages viewers to a much greater degree. Creators and social workers are exploring non-fiction virtual platforms as a medium for telling urgent stories that connect with audiences more, bridge the distance of traditional storytelling platforms, and prompt further action.
ElseVR has created a non-fiction virtual platform to bring several stories to the audience. It allows them to be in important situations and movements with greater immersion and empathy. These VR stories allow viewers to travel in the flood-ravaged lands of ‘Submerged’ or watch scholarship-winning ballet dancers performing in ‘Yeh Ballet’ and traverse the vast Himalayan landscape with two school-girls in ‘Crossing the Sky.’