Building Empathy with Virtual Characters

My focus for the past few years has been on creating virtual animated characters. I want to create characters that people love, care for, and empathize with. The constraints and possibilities of characters who live in a digital world are completely different than traditional animated characters. I did this little talk at the World VR Forum in Sweden on the topic. I also did an updated version of the talk in Denmark at the Viborg Animation Festival (which sadly wasn’t filmed). Enjoy the Swedish version of the talk for now! I’ll be doing a video essay version of the talk specifically for YouTube soon with edits and updates.