VRCFilm Interview Series: Joe Hunting.
A conversation in VR with Ariel Emerald about my filmmaking process, inspirations and the future of indie films made using VRChat.
Released 17 / 02 / 2023
Filmmaking in VR, X-Reality USP Brazil.
A presentation breaking down my creative process making 'We Met in Virtual Reality', and how metaverse platforms can be harnessed for filmmaking.
Held on 19 / 11 / 2022
The Metaverse is coming! How to build a positivecommunities? CPH:BUSTERS festival.
A presentation discussing "The Metaverse", and my reflections on young audiences and accessibility to VR, alongside the making of 'We Met in Virtual Reality'.
Held on 03 / 10 / 2022
VR Filmmaking mentorship, University of Bergen.
I lead a two week VR filmmaking workshop with seventeen media students at the University of Bergen, creating four short documentaries inside VRChat.
Held 12 / 09 / 2022 -- 26 / 09 / 2022
Interview in VRChat, Awards Radar.
A conversation in VR with Awards Radar's Lucas Longacre about the making of 'We Met in Virtual Reality' and the future of VR.
Released 20 / 08 / 2022
Case study: "We met in virtual reality?" How the film was made.
A panel discussion with Jordi Sellas about the making of 'We Met in Virtual Reality', hosted by Docs Barcelona Film Festival. The recorded stream is available to watch with a free Docs&Me account -
Streamed live on 25 / 05 / 2022
Capturing Social VR on Film, MIT Doc Lab.
A presentation breaking down my creative process making 'We Met in Virtual Reality', followed by a live camera demo showcasing VRCLens. Moderated by Kat Cizek, hosted by MIT Documentary Lab.
Held on 12 / 04 / 2022
How We Met in Virtual Reality: An IRL workshop, BOATS Uni of Missouri.
A lecture session about the making of 'We Met in Virtual Reality', followed by a live camera and production demo in VR streamed to the presentation display. As part of the Based On A True Story series, hosted by the University of Missouri, in association with True / False film festival.
Held on 03 / 03 / 2022
VRCLens Workshop hosted by Little Poe, VRCon convention.
I hosted a virtual film and photography camera workshop at VRCon, teaching the basics of VRCLens, created by Hirabiki. As part of VRCon, a convention celebrating VRChat communities.
Held on 12 / 09 / 2021
The Para-Real, "It's Weird, Ok!? I Get It's Weird!": Finding the Self in the Para-Real with VR Documentarian Joe Hunting.
An immersive livestream discussion on the subject of self discovery and intimacy inside VR, between myself and system theorist Cade Diehm. The video begins with a reflection on my debut short 'A Wider Screen' after the film was screened as part of the stream. Hosted by The New Design Congress, Reclaim Futures & Underscore.
Streamed live on 23 / 05 / 2021
Imagine Film Festival, STRIKING VIPERS panel.
A panel discussion on the subject of virtual embodiment featuring immersive theatre actress Deirdre Lyons, social VR researcher Dhoya Snijders, VR experience director Daniëlle Hooijmans and myself. Hosted by Stanislaw Liguzinski, for Imagine Film Festival 2021.
Held on 08 / 04 / 2021
Architectural Association Civic Program, Virtual Spaces on Film.
I gave a presentation for the AA Civic Program about how I use VRChat worlds to help direct documentary stories, followed by a seminar and class tour around various VRChat worlds.
Held on 04 / 12 / 2020
Raindance Immersive, Virtually Speaking panel.
'Virtually Speaking' featured at Raindance Immersive, hosted inside VRChat. The cast and I discussed our memories creating the series.
Held on 13 / 11 / 2020
Raindance Immersive, Virtual Production: The Metaverse on Film.
I gave a presentation as part of the Raindance Immersive 2020 Masterclasses, hosted by festival curator Maria Rakusanova. I discuss my journey creating documentaries inside VR, and how I filmed the Raindance Immersive VRChat world trailer.
Held on 05 / 11 /2020
ZeroEvent, Filmmaking inside VRChat with Joe Hunting.
I gave a presentation as part of the XRCrowd's ZeroEvents, hosted by Michael Barngrover, about my journey creating documentaries films inside social VR platform VRChat.
Held on 14 / 10 / 2020.