Making the Virtual Reality Film with Director Alton Glass

Making the Virtual Reality Film with Director Alton Glass

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums to come to market in the tech and media industry, but does everyone understand how it works? Black Enterprise caught up with filmmaker Alton Glass to show us exactly what it takes in order to be a VR producer, not just a consumer.

Here, we showcase a high-level breakdown of the filmmaking process. Even if your goal is not to be a filmmaker, you should understand what the hottest, newest pieces of technology are, especially when it comes to delivering content. This way, when you decide to produce adverts or content for your business, you are ahead of the curve and understand how consumers will be engaging in the future. We aren’t that far away from a time when this medium becomes the norm and is incorporated into our everyday lives.

In Part 1 of our editorial piece, Glass shows us the use cases from a gaming standpoint using the Google Tilt Brush and HTC Vive and a narrative, storytelling perspective, exploring clips from his short film, A Little Love. What we will come to understand is, virtual reality gives you the capabilities to explore content in a 3-dimensional space, allowing us to take full advantage of how humans naturally interact with our environments, providing a fuller user experience for the consumer.

(Image: Alton Glass)

Make sure you check back for Part 2 to learn exactly how the cameras are used to create VR content and Part 3, where we will showcase and dive deeply into the post-production process, where all the magic really happens.





Sequoia Blodgett is the Technology Editor for Black Enterprise, Silicon Valley. She is also the founder of 7AM, a lifestyle, media platform, focused on personal development, guided by informed, pop culture.