Monday seminars are NOT included in full conference registration, you may add them separately on the registration form.
This seminar will be located in the Grand Salon, Mezzanine Level of the Hyatt

Program subject to change

 VR Seminar Presentations (Password Protected)

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

VR Seminar

Integrating Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Into Entertainment Applications

The HPA Tech Retreat brings together top industry experts for uniquely unbiased and authentic discussion, deliberation, debate, and needle-moving for important technologies and workflows. HPA TR-X, held the day before the Tech Retreat, offers an exceptional exploration of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

TR-X image eblast-revCo-Chairs Lucas Wilson (Founder-Executive Producer, SuperSphereVR) and Marcie Jastrow (SVP Immersive Media, Head, Technicolor Experience Center), will lead a discussion focused on the changing VR-AR landscape in the context of rapidly growing integration into entertainment and applications. Thought leaders and creative panelists will tackle crucial questions: What do you need to understand? How do you adapt? What are the workflows? Storytellers, technologists, and industry leaders provide an overview of technology and marketplace and discuss how to harness emerging technologies in the service of the artistic vision. A series of diverse case studies and creative explorations – from NASA to the NFL – examine how to engage the audience.

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm Opening and Introductions
Seth Hallen, HPA President

1:05 pm – 1:30 pm Technical Introduction 360 / VR / AR / MR
Lucas Wilson, Founder/Executive Producer, SuperSphereVR

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm The VR/AR Market
Moderator – Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter
Marcie Jastrow, SVP Immersive Media; Head, Technicolor Experience Center
David Moretti, Director of Corporate Development, Jaunt
Catherine Day, Head of VR/AR, M ss ng P eces
Phil Lelyveld, VR/AR Initiative Program Lead, Entertainment Technology Center at USC

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Acquisition Technology Cameras, Lightfield, etc.
Koji Gardiner, VP Hardware, Jaunt

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 3:40 pm Live 360 Production Case Study
Andrew McGovern, VP of VR/AR Productions, Digital Domain

3:40 pm – 4:05 pm Live 360 Production Case Study
Michael Mansouri, Founder, Radiant Images

4:05 pm – 4:30 pm Interactive VR Production Case Study
Tim Dillon, Head of VR & Immersive Content, MPC Advertising USA
Jason Shugardt, VFX Supervisor, MPC
Carly Wilson, VR Producer, MPC VR

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Immersive Audio Production Case Study – Paul McCartney
Kyle Schember, CEO, Subtractive

5:oo pm – 5:30 pm The Future
Moderator – Lucas Wilson, Founder/Executive Producer, SuperSphereVR
Alan Lasky, Director of Studio Product Development, 8i
Ben Grossmann, CEO, Magnopus
Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content, RSA
Scott Squires, CTO, Creative Director, Pixvana

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm New Voices – Young Professionals in VR
Anne Jimkes, Sound Designer and Composer, Ecco VR
Jyotsna Kadimi, USC graduate
Sho Schrock, Chapman University student
Brian Handy, USC student


Program subject to change

 VR Seminar Presentations (Password Protected)


Feb 08, 2017 Webinar
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: Explore its rapid integration into Entertainment applications
In preparation for the full afternoon of engagement at the HPA Tech Retreat’s TR-X (TechRetreat eXtra!) CoChairs Marcie Jastrow (Technicolor Experience Center) and Lucas Wilson (SuperSphereVR), will join webcast participants in a lively exchange of information about the changing VR landscape as the technology is increasingly integrated into entertainment applications. TR-X is not your typical VR seminar, but a fact-based, action-oriented How to understand, engage, and plan for the future of VR as it becomes a part of an executable workflow and the journey of the story. There is an incredible group of sessions and panelists in Palm Springs at the TR-X, and this webinar sets the stage with critical information.