This week we’ve had some lovely promotion for Step Inside My Head (aka My Mental Health In VR).
First we had a film made by BBC marketing to explain what we did and how which features me flapping my arms around in a green room. It’s a great overview of what we were hoping to achieve.
And today we also had a double page spread in the i newspaper focusing on Katy’s story and how we tried to get inside her head and present it to audiences. There is genuine interest in how VR can help with mental health issues and I’m a firm believer in its power to provide new perspectives.
Last week I appeared on BBC Breakfast News to talk about Step Inside My Head, a series of films I produced for BBC Three using virtual reality to explore mental health.
Charlie and Naga asked some good questions and I was really proud of my contributors James and Katy who were brilliant with very little preparation time. It was a fantastic opportunity to expose more people to the possibilities in VR and to talk about mental health in a new way.
That’s live TV off the bucket list at least.
For the past few months I’ve been making a short series of films that use virtual reality to help express mental health conditions for BBC Three.
The series combines powerful interviews with people with mental health experiences with innovative mixed reality filming using Google’s virtual reality painting tool Tilt Brush.
The project involved brokering deals with Google to use the Tilt Brush technology and YouTube Space London to use their state-of-the-art facilities, as well as taking advice from BBC R&D and mental health charities such as MIND.
The series is available to watch on BBC Three’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and the BBC Three website.
I’ll be appearing on BBC Breakfast on Friday 22 September on BBC One to talk about the series, so tune in 8-9am!