First International Immersive Storytelling Masterclass

Milan (I), September 2021 - MIAT, the Multiverse Institute of Art and Technologies, launched the first international Immersive Storytelling Masterclass in Milan, which proved to be a sold-out event.

The Bootcamp, led by international industry professionals, award-winning creators and artists, immersive directors, XR creatives, sound designers, and science-techs, was structured over eight days and designed to touch, understand, and experience all the facets of the immersive world and the entire immersive production process.

Elisabetta Rotolo, CEO - Founder of MIAT and tutor for the masterclass explained, "During the full immersion week, the topics the addressed by the participants ranged from stereos and cameras, 360 producing and filming, immersive audio, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, game-engines, and volumetric capture, to learning how to create immersive experiences using new worlds and languages. Furthermore, they went deeper, learning from a scientific perspective what is behind these immersive technologies. Finally, key topics concerning narrative, interactivity, and immersion were addressed through lectures and sensory and innovative workshops, in order to understand how to build perfect and engaging, immersive storytelling capable of transmitting emotions, increasing empathy, and connecting with the audience."

At the end of the course, tutors and international experts guided the participants with creative and design thinking techniques through the conceptualisation of their immersive project, which was later presented to a jury of international commissioners including international executive producers, curators, interactive, and immersive media experts such as Liz Rosenthal, Myriam Achard, Dan Tucker, and Carlo Rodomonti.

The masterclass, designed to meet the needs of the international XR market, providing the future generation of art-tech with artistic, creative, and critical thinking, was the first masterclass launched by MIAT. It will be followed by new courses and opportunities for professionals, students, artists, creatives, and corporations.