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.

Co-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.

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

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

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

Please check back often as we will make new presentations available as we get them.