Virtual Reality: Applications in Film & Beyond - Demo & Panel
Kevin Mack – Visual Effects Artist
Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects What Dreams May Come (1999). Mack is the founder of Shape Space VR, an arts positive approach to VR inspired by nature, technology, and transcendent visions, featuring Zen Parade, a VR art experience.
Brett Leonard – Director, VR Film Development
Leonard is an award-winning director of Lawnmower Man, the first feature film to introduce the concept of Virtual Reality in 1992, and its follow up in 1996, Lawnmower Man Reborn. Other work includes VR/TV project "The Futurist" is co-created with Rob Weiss (writer/producer of HBO's hit shows "Entourage" and "Ballers"), with concurrent VR game created with The Rogue Initiative.
Robert LaFond – Senior Interactive Producer, KCRW
LaFond works on the music team for KCRW’s flagship program, Morning Becomes Eclectic, delivering high quality multimedia content. He works closely with the Director of Web and Mobile Development to manage a team of audio/video producers who deliver content to users internationally.
Tom Walsh - TW3 Entertainment
Award winning Writer-Director-Producer, Tom Walsh founded and established TW3 to focus on creative, original entertainment projects that transport audiences to unique fantasy worlds.
Tim Hicks - Vortex Immersion Media
Live action VR content for a variety of platform: short films, electronic dance music VJ, festivals, interactive installations and VR cinematographer.
Eric Hanson - Visual Effects Designer
Specializing in the creation of digital environments. Worked with leading visual effects houses such as Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks, Dream Quest Images, and Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Mary Duda – Virtue Play Inc. Creator of multiple VR platforms including games – Moonplay and SciOart, established to create and publish positive interactive games; VirtueSoft, purposeful software for humanity enriching applications.
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