Jason Moore is an award winning, cross-platform writer, producer and director with over twenty five years experience working in the film, theater, television and XR industry. His films Paradise, Nebraska, American Seoul, and Animals have won multiple awards and been screened in over sixty film festivals. He has directed commercials internationally, working with brands including McDonalds, Toyota, Beeline and Gambrinus. His latest work, Alien Rescue, has won awards at Venice International Film Festival and Raindance Immersive and was declared 2021’s Best VR Experience of the Year by XR Must Magazine. Moore also teaches film and VR production at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
About the talk
Jason Moore’s The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue represents an exciting new frontier for live performance: embracing the opportunities presented by Virtual Reality and the emerging metaverse. His MetaMovie Project is a research driven series of performances and experiments investigating best practices for creating immersive fiction work in VR. His novel approach combines elements of virtual reality technology, traditional cinematic principles, live theater, video games and role playing in order to allow audiences to ‘step inside a movie’ and experience the narrative from within the world of the story. Audiences in Moore’s work have extreme agency to say and do as they please; they even have the ability to affect the story. His cast of five live actors perform a delicate balancing act of guiding the production along a structured story path while accommodating improvisational interactions along the way. Moore will present his research and discoveries in his presentation: Finding the Balance: Extreme Audience Agency within a Structured Live Performance.