VR is a brand new industry, and now’s the time for all female VR filmmakers to get involved. Look, 110 years ago when the motion picture industry started it was mostly men, except for Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and a few others. Same with television in the 1950s – mostly (white) men. So let’s not repeat that this time around.
VR filmmaking is a 21st century art-form
Virtual Reality and VR filmmaking is the 21st century art form. Let’s have its artists and creators reflect the 21st century demographics of the world.
This IS the ground floor! Get in today! Remember, no glass-ceiling exists currently, since the second or third floors of virtual reality have yet to be built. The language for VR storytelling is being invented and developed now. There are no rules yet. No, “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” No, Old Boy’s Network®. It’s too new….
But not for long, because already there are signs… already on panel discussions about VR, I am seeing mostly only men. Hmmm… Don’t let this trend continue. So, women… Don’t wait another second. Get started today!
A challenge to female VR filmmakers:
Your perspectives and voices are essential to be heard at this point in history. So, here’s my hope for all female VR filmmakers and women interested in the art of visual storytelling; start making projects in VR. Explore it. Whether you are a director, writer, producer or whatever, become the leaders and visionaries of this new frontier starting today!
It’s no news that for 5000 years we’ve predominantly heard stories from the male point of view. It would be nice to hear them from many other perspectives and vantage points.
That is my wish for 2016. Happy New Year to all!