Creative expression: Filming in the metaverse allows for endless possibilities for creative expression. It offers a unique and immersive way to tell stories and convey messages that may not be possible in the real world.
Career opportunities: As virtual worlds and metaverses continue to grow in popularity, there is a growing demand for skilled individuals who can create and produce high-quality content for these platforms. Learning to film in the metaverse can open up opportunities for a career in the gaming industry, virtual reality, and more.
Accessibility: Filming in the metaverse allows individuals to create and share their content with a global audience without the need for expensive equipment or travel. This makes it more accessible for individuals who may not have had access to traditional filmmaking resources.
Collaboration: The metaverse offers a collaborative space where individuals can work together on creative projects. Filming in the metaverse can help individuals develop teamwork skills and build connections with others in the community.
Technological advancement: Learning to film in the metaverse requires an understanding of emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and blockchain. Developing these skills can position individuals to stay ahead of the curve and be well-equipped for future advancements in technology.
Trailblazer, metaverse evangelist and Harlem Film House advisory board member Warrington Hudlin brings his knowledge of independent filmmaking to MFW as he guides the trajectory of the program.
Warrington Hudlin is a veteran producer of motion pictures, television, and VR/360 video. His debut VR productions are Kung Fu #MeToo and CineFemme Cypher which both address women rights and achievements.
As the founding president of BFF (aka the Black Filmmaker Foundation), Hudlin has been a pioneering community organizer in the Black film movement for over four decades. Warrington Hudlin is a senior advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) and a frequent Juror at the Tribeca Film Festival. Warrington Hudlin was the Vice Chairman and member of the board of trustees at the Museum of the Moving Image for 19 1/2 years.
CR Capers is the Founder and CEO of Harlem Film House, a 501(c) (3) corporation that turns artists into creative entrepreneurs by providing access to industry resources and opportunities with a focus on business development & strategy.
She is the founder and director of the award-winning Hip Hop Film Festival, named “BEST NEW FILM FESTIVAL THE UNITED STATES”. In 2019, she founded the Harlem Film House MetaVerse, forging a path for equity, opportunity and ownership through immersive storytelling and experentials.