WFTV Midlands: Immersive Storytelling with Sarah Jones

24th October 2019 18:00

Thursday 24 October 2019 | 18:00 – 20:00

BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox | Royal Mail Street | Birmingham | B1 1RF


WFTV Midlands Presents: Immersive Storytelling


Then come to our next WFTV Midlands event with Sarah Jones, global influencer in virtual reality & Head of School, Birmingham School of Media.

Technology is providing creative and immersive ways to reach audiences.  From sharable AR  to entertaining VR or 360 cameras come along to our event to discover and experience the latest technologies in immersive storytelling which could help you devise new ways to entertain audiences or enhance the experience of the shows you are developing through incorporating platforms and technologies.

After the talk, guests will have exclusive access to the Blue Room exhibition at BBC Birmingham. In this interactive exhibition, you will be able to see for yourself how the BBC is using VR and storytelling to create truly immersive and memorable experiences and check out the latest developments in UHD/HDR television and filming in 360°.


Sarah Jones is the Head of the Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University. Her practice and research sits within emerging technologies and the development of immersive experiential films. She has a PhD in story-living as a form of immersive VR and AR experiences. Sarah is listed in the top 15 global influencers in virtual reality and has worked with Digital Catapult, Immerse UK, Wired Magazine and more within these areas. Sarah has also given evidence to the UK Government’s Select Committee on Immersive Technology. Sarah is a Google Jump Creator and has created immersive experiences shown are festivals across the world.

Sarah is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.



This event is open to WFTV members (who may bring a guest) and non-members. Non-members please click here to book your tickets.

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