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UWS Symposium: Immersive Filmmaking

18 March

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This is a free event. To book a place please go to the Eventbrite page

Increasing numbers of narrative filmmakers and moving image artists have begun to explore the potential of VR and 360° filmmaking, finding ways to structure narratives and create experiences that incorporate the unique sense of agency that VR affords the viewer/participant.

In collaboration with the Creative Media Academy at the University of the West of Scotland, GSFF presents a symposium exploring the challenges of VR storytelling, interactivity and the psychology of immersion. This free event is open to anyone with an interest in the potential of recent technological advances to tell stories in new immersive ways.

11.00   Introduction: 
Nick Higgins (director, UWS Creative Media Academy) & Matt Lloyd (director of GSFF)

11.15 – 12.45 Panel 1: Immersive Futures

Chair: Professor Nick Higgins (University of the West of Scotland)

Immersive: Design Realities
Damien Smith, Creative Director, ISO Design 
Immersive: Science and Simulation
Paul Chapman, Acting Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art
Immersive: Broadcast Television
Jack Kibble-White, Digital Development Executive, BBC Scotland
Immersive: Branded Experiences
Greg Williamson, Senior VR and Creative Consultant, Soluis

12.45 – 14.15 Break for lunch, opportunity to experience some of the VR projects under discussion

14.15 – 15.45  Panel 2: Virtual Reality Experiments

Chair: Dr. Julie Williamson (University of Glasgow)

Virtual Reality & Dance
Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet
Virtual Reality & Education
Nick Higgins, director, The Circuit, Director of UWS Creative Media Academy
Virtual Reality & Theatre
Toby Coffey, Head of Digital Development, National Theatre

16.00 – 17.30 Panel 3: Immersion, Empathy & Affect 

Chair: Professor Nick Higgins (University of the West of Scotland)

Visual Artists & Virtual Reality
Dennis & Debbie Club, visual artists, creators of GSFF's VR Movie House
Documentary Filmmaking & Virtual Reality
Darren Emerson, director, Indefinite, VR City, London
Fiction Filmmaking & Virtual Reality
Pierre Zandrowicz, director I Philip, Okio Studio, Paris
Virtual Reality & the Viewer
Steye Hallema, Jaunt VR, the Netherlands

Supported by MeCCSA Practice Network. 

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  • Running time 6h30m
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