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Integrating Live Actors into Non-Location Based Immersive Theater VR Experiences

Tanya Leal Soto  (Producer, Tender Claws)

Samantha Gorman  (Co-founder and Narrative Lead, Tender Claws)

Tara Ahmadinejad  (Director, Piehole)

Julian Ceipek  (Systems Developer, Tender Claws)

Location: Room 202, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access, VRDC Add On - Get your pass now!

Topic: Entertainment VR/AR

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Tender Claws, the studio behind the award-winning game 'Virtual Virtual Reality', and the AR experience 'Tendar', has ventured into a new collaboration with theater company Piehole to bring live actors into a non location-based VR experience. In this session, the speakers will talk about the process, challenges and discoveries made while integrating a live-actor component into an at-home VR experience.


Attendees will learn methods for creating compelling live-actor integration in a non-location based vr experience. Topics covered will span both the logistics of running a scalable live experience to the artistic considerations of designing a narrative with both live and pre-recorded modalities.

Intended Audience

Creators, producers and directors of immersive and VR experiences interested in leveraging tools and techniques from a non-location based immersive theater experience that integrates a live actor component built to scale.