GETTING REAL ABOUT VR

There’s a lot of hype around Virtual Reality. There was a lot of hype around 3D - and it failed to take off with TV audiences. Will VR go the same way? Our special guests would say no. In fact there is no comparison between the two. VR has the potential to bring people, places, and experiences closer together than ever before. Even if you don’t intend to use Virtual Reality in your productions, as a media professional you should stay informed – because VR is coming and it has the power to change the world. Join Crossing Borders and a line-up of VR professionals as we explore what is being hailed as the new mass media of our times.

Admission is free of charge.


AGENDA:

10:00–10:05
Welcome & Introduction

10:05–10:40
OPENING PANEL: Before we put the goggles on - a VR primer.

Moderator:

  • Ruth Berry, FIRST ACT FILMS**

Panelists:

  • Lionel Chok, iMMERSiVELY
  • Cornel Hillman, CGARTIST
  • Bryan Seah, DISCOVERY NETWORKS ASIA PACIFIC

What is virtual reality? What is augmented reality? Is VR just a fad like 3D TV? Why should filmmakers know about VR technology? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this opening panel before we dive into the day.

10:45–12:30
Presentation 1: Lionel Chok, Creative Technologist, iMMERSiVELY
(45-60 minutes)

Lionel will give us an introduction to VR content and technologies. He’ll take us through the step-by-step production workflow that Immersively uses to create their content; and talk about the software and hardware options for VR production and distribution. Lionel will show us what makes good VR content and he’ll provide valuable insights into business models including the economics of working in VR.

Q and A and VR demonstrations.

12:30–14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00–15:45
Presentation 2: Cornel Hillman, STUDIO.CGARTIST.COM
(45-60 minutes)

Cornel will present case studies of some of the most exciting VR projects from around the world. He’ll show how filmmakers can use their skills to explore new storytelling modes in VR. We’ll see some of Cornel’s current productions and look at the production process behind them. And he’ll tell us where the VR industry stands today and what is to be expected over the next years.

Q and A and VR demonstrations.

15:45–16:15
COFFEE BREAK

16:15–17:15
Interview with Bryan Seah DISCOVERY NETWORKS ASIA-PACIFIC

Bryan will give insights into the latest VR workshop held by Discovery in Singapore. He’ll talk about what content works well for VR as a medium compared to other formats and look at VR trends and growth opportunities in Malaysia and the region.

Q and A and VR demonstrations.

17:15–17:30
The Science of VR
A short presentation of what we know and what we don’t know about VR.

17:30–17:45
Panel reconvenes for the final word on VR and takeaways from the day.


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The event takes place within the framework of the first Crossing Borders workshop.

Crossing Borders is an initiative by:

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Partners & supporters 2017:

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Date
Jul 22, 2017
DC Initiative
Crossing Borders 2017
Registration Deadline
Jul 20, 2017
Location
Content Malaysia Pitching Centre (CMPC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia