MAY 11, 2018 PROGRAM
9:00 – 9:30am Registration and Networking
9:30 – 9:35am
Introduction Opening Remarks
Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders and Managing Partners, Winston Baker
9:35 – 10:30am
The Rise of AR, VR and MR: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality
Augmented, virtual and mixed reality have been all the buzz at every market and festival for the past couple of years. However, by the end of last year, the sales of headsets dramatically fell short of bullish forecasts. Eventually, there will be a tipping point that brings this medium to mass market. Gain insight from our panel of experts where the industry is today, where it’s headed and where there are emerging opportunities.
Kinga S. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Reverse Engineering Studios Inc.
Antoine Cayrol, Co-Founder and Producer, Atlas V
Michel Reilhac, Head of Submarine Channel and VR Curator of Venice International Film Festival
Liz Rosenthal, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Power to the Pixel
Patrick Wagner, Head of Interactive, Weta Workshop
10:30 – 11:00am
Behind the Scenes: The Making of "Crow: The Legend"
When it comes to animated virtual storytelling, how do you find the right balance between narrative and interactivity? What are the best ways to successfully engage an audience through a meaningful experience? And, where can we push the boundaries on storytelling in ways that traditional films cannot. During this session join Eric Darnell, Madagascar Director turned Chief Creative Officer of Baobab Studios, as he breaks down on the language of virtual storytelling though the making of “Crow: The Legend.”
Eric Darnell, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios
11:00 – 11:30am
Learning the Art and Science of VR Storytelling
Hear from one of the world’s most experienced and highly sought after VR Technicians who has created 360/VR content for Disney, DreamWorks, Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Sony Music. Edward Bellamy has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Scarlett Johansson, Jason Statham, Tom Cruise, Margo Robbie and Johnny Depp. He designed and operated two unique VR Camera systems for the Ghost in the Shell VR experience and was the VR technical supervisor on The Suicide Squad VR experience. Edward has written and directed VR narrative for several other studio films yet to be released and as an early pioneer in 360 video and VR his knowledge of creating stories in the VR world is truly exceptional.
A PRESENTATION BY: Edward Bellamy, Creative Director, Staples VR
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY: Chris Payne, Head of International Relations, New Zealand Film Commission
11:30 – 12:00pm
“Dinner Party” Case Study: The Outer Limits of Immersive Experiences
Explore virtual reality from the outer limits with the creators and producers of “Dinner Party.” This award-winning project re-creates the first nationally reported UFO abduction case through the modern lens of VR by allowing you to experience it for yourself. During this session, learn how they were able to use new technology to create an immersive experience around an old classic tale.
A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH:
Erik Donley, Founder/Executive Producer, Telexist
Sam Gezari, Director of Photography and Creative Director
Angel Manuel Soto, Virtual Reality Content Creator, RYOT
12:00 – 12:30pm
Agents Gone Rogue:
Transitioning from International Sales to Technology
Technology has disrupted so many aspects of the film business from way movies are distributed and marketed, to the way it’s consumed and analyzed. See how these sales agents are taking disruptive platforms and turning them into new film business endeavors.
Phil Hunt, Founder and Managing Director, Bankside Films/Head Gear Films
Kevin Hoiseth, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Concourse Media
Erika Larson, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Plexus
Oliver Simon, Founder, K5 Media
6:00 – 8:00pm
OPTIONAL Networking Reception
YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ALL-ACCESS PASS TO ATTEND THE NETWORKING RECEPTION. If you are a Winston Baker Speaker, Sponsor or All-Access Registrant, you will have the opportunity to join us for a private networking reception on the evening of May 11, 2018. For more details, visit our registration page.
Agenda is subject to change.