What Kind of Virtual Reality Film Should You Make? - Raindance


VR makes the viewing experience so much more palpable and real. Where do you want your audience to be when they put on their headset? Maybe you want to learn how to write and create your own VR film?

Here are a few types of VR films that will inspire you to make your own.


Walking New York

French artist JR  teams up with the New York Times Magazine to create the “Walking New York” cover. An artist, an immigrant, and a group of volunteers stay up all night to paste an enormous picture on the pavement so that people can walk all over it. This works as a VR Film because it makes you feel like you are part of the process, every step of the way.

The Displaced

This film delves into the lives of three kids from different parts of the world, who have had to leave their homes because of war. VR transports you from Ukraine, to South Sudan, to Lebanon, and let’s you see it all for yourself.

Educational Video

Myth Busters : Shark Shipwreck

You get to dive into the depth of the sea without needing a gas tank, getting wet, or you know, being surrounded by deadly sharks. What’s not to love?

Travel Guide

360 Barcelona City guide

It might not beat the real thing, but Jasmine Down takes you on a tour of all the must-see places in the city, and you get a glimpse of what she’s experiencing.

Life Experiences

The three following videos don’t really have a narrative or a plot, their only aim is to transport you into another world and allow you to experience things as if you were really there.

Surfing: Get Barreled in Tahiti with Samsung Gear VR, C.J. Hobgood


Animal Life: The Fight to Save Threatened Species


Adrenaline Rush:  RollerCoaster At Seoul Grand Park


Reliving Historical Events

Apollo 11 VR Video Trailer


Music Video

Avicii’s Waiting for Love

Avicii’s music video puts you at the center of a wacky dance floor where dancers emerge from doors. It’s creative and it is built around VR. What I mean is they didn’t just want to make the music video in VR, they had an idea that could only work if done in VR.

Horror Film

360° Horror: Lock Your Doors

Horror works particularly well in VR because your audience experiences it first hand, and if it’s done well, you can scare the sh*t out of them.

The Raindance Film Festival now has a VR category! Submit now!