Hi, I’m Nikki.
As someone who is specialized in experimental VR Storytelling I devolop VR stories and direct VR and 360 video productions. A big part of what I do is to experiment with new narrative concepts. I write about those conceptual ideas, experiments and tests on my blog. These experimental ideas form the basics of what I teach my students at the Netherlands Filmacademy and the Theateracademy in Amsterdam. I’m also consulting more traditional directors in how to use this new medium. And as Head of Content for the VR Days Europe I curate the program of the Church of VR.
I believe that producing VR starts with defining what elements make this medium different from the media we already know. My philosophy is that, to bring this medium forward, we shoud try to make content that is as relevant to the medium as possible. We can do this by focussing on exploring and using medium-specific elements to tell a story or form a concept around.
On this website you will find information about some of the projects that I’ve worked on. If you want to know more you can start following my blog on Medium.com/@nikname or connect with me on LinkedIn. You might also run in to me at the VR Base in Amsterdam, as this is where my office is.
I also do commercial work. If you need a director specialized in VR please send me an email at nikkivansprundel(at)gmail(dot)com. You can also contact me to consult your usual director or scenario writer, if they never worked with VR before. It really is a new medium, so please don’t overlook the differences in working with film or VR. Hope to hear from you!