Director, MFA in Communication Media Arts
Schoonover Center 328
Areas of Expertise
- Immersive Media (VR & AR)
- Video/Film Production
- International Projects
- Northwestern University; BSC
- Columbia University; MFA
Eric Williams writes, produces and directs both fiction and non-fiction projects. He work in traditional media, as well as Virtual Reality 360-degree storytelling.
Some of his favorite projects include:
His work using Virtual Reality to capture real world emergency room traumas has been featured nationally in venues such as the Huffington Post.
His premier 360-degree Virtual Reality short film: Re: Disappearing was show in film festivals around the world, including:
- Beeston Underground FilmFest – England
- Buchheim Museum Exhibit – Germany
- Saigon Film Festival – Vietnam
- Seattle Transmedia Film Festival – USA
Adapting the anthology Voices from the Heartland into television series, (and winning the Ohio Arts Council award for “Individual Excellence in Screenwriting”);
Writing a Columbo murder mystery for Universal Studios;
Co-writing the comedy rap script Legendary with director Alfredo DeVilla (Nothing Like the Holidays);
Adapting Bill Littlefield's novel The Prospect.
Adapting Louis Urrea’s anthology Across the Wire.
Co-writing the web-series thriller SubterraNYa with Stephen Lancellotti (Digger 3D) for Fox Online.
His screenplay Crystal Messiah performed on Broadway after winning the WGA award for "Best New Script".
Producing bleeding-edge VR videos in a variety of intense medical situations in collaboration with OhioHealth in Columbus, and The Better Lab in San Francisco.
Directing his first 360-degree Virtual Reality film: Re: Disappearing and having it screen internationally that same year.
Co-producing and co-directing Guyana's first documentary television series, Guyana Pepperpot; exploring topics such as domestic violence, homelessness and teenage sexual behavior.
Creating and co-producing the reality show pilot Don’t Try This at Home for American Movie Classics (AMC);
Producing and directing the documentary, Breaking News: The Collision of Consumerism and Journalism in a Democracy; comparing capitalistic influences in the US and Ukraine;
Co-writing and co-directing the Emmy-Award-winning educational series What's the Problem?;
Producing and directing a twenty-episode video podcast series documenting the work of the Tropical Disease Institute in remote regions of Ecuador (Spanish and English versions);
You can view some of professor Williams’ work (as well as the work of his students) on his vimeo page.[Password: EWCV]
Professional Awards and Accolades
Books and Media by Eric R. Williams
Professor Williams produced a six-hour series about creativity as a companion guide to his Media and the Creative Process book. Watch episodes here (password: MDIA1020).
Posted on Tue, September 1, 2009
by Clayton Burnett