The seminars (Saturday 17th 10 – 12 am at TVIBIT 3rd floor)
Seminar 1 - Lessons from Year Zero
2016 was touted as the start of VR´s ascent – when the much-anticipated medium finally hit consumer shelves. In that span of time – a whole new industry sprung up to support the medium – from an astounding variety of new technology, platforms, processes and productions. Lessons from Year Zero is a retrospective on this revolutionary jump into VR, its successes and failures.
Lecturer: Ismet Bachtiar (Norway)
Ismet Bachtiar started off his career as a filmmaker first, then in a variety of media and communication work before pursuing his true passion for interactive entertainment. Ismet has worked as an Editor for videogame and pop-culture magazine GameAxis, designed mind-bending puzzles and viral marketing campaigns for Funcom in Norway and worked as an Online Content Manager for EA/Playfish. In 2013, he co-founded Plus Point, a pioneering interactive studio based in Tromsø and divides his time by working as a new media consultant at Filmvekshuset Tvibit, nurturing young creative talents.
Seminar 2 – The All-Seeing Lens
With VR camera rigs capturing the entirety of any given scene – a new way of thinking around the directing each scene, generating the best image quality and working out a clever process to work with the footage must be in mind before setting off on a VR production. This lecture will focus on the best practices gained from working on commercial VR productions.
Lecturer: Cristian Dominguez (Spain)
Cristian Dominguez is the Director of Photography at New Horizons VR, a leading virtual reality production company specialising in cinematic VR. As a photographer and director of virtual reality, Cristian is focused on creating immersive experiences that delight and amaze his client’s customers. As a visionary in virtual reality, Cristian hopes to work with others to expand and shape VR’s capacity as a tool for social communication, and as a medium for binging entirely new worlds to life.