VR As The Tool Not The Medium

Inside Film Article

My most recent article for Inside Film explores the increasing use of, and creative potential of Virtual Reality and Game Engine technology across pre-visualisation, action production workflows and/or post-production.

While virtual reality (VR) as a story-telling entertainment medium is still finding its voice and audience – an increasing number of film projects are utilising VR  as a vital tool in the rapidly growing field of virtual production (VP). Once a production process only utilised through blockbuster budgets, real time/game engine technology – a key driver for interactive and virtual reality experience– is levelling the playing field and making VP accessible and increasingly widespread.

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XR at Film Festivals

The world’s top tier film festivals have in recent years been embraced – and in
some cases nurtured – virtual reality as it’s risen and evolved, indicating they recognise the opportunities the medium provides for screen practitioners and storytellers.

I enjoyed putting this piece together for Inside Film Magazine which outlines Australia’s XR footprint out into the global festival circuit.

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VRX Europe


Hollywood met VR at VRX Europe.

In London my trip launched on a high note at VRX Europe, with an intimate Expo highlighting some gear teams and innovations, the 2 day event ran a rich program of panels and masterclasses – attended by some of the best minds and talent in the region, and execs looking to incorporate VR into their workflows and/or marketing.

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Screen NSW 360 Vision Conference

On stage at the ScreenNSW 360 Vision conference Carriageworks with Djuro Sen (Moderator), Anna Serrano (CDO Canadian Film Centre), John Gregory Freehand TV| Proxi VR), Michela Ledwidge (Studio Mod | Australian Directors Guild) talking all things VR.

Welso got a chance to briefly get away to test “Heroes”, a David Bowie inspired Hololens experience that BBFF and Collective Reality will be premiering at the 4th Convergence Film Festival next week at Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney.

Byron Bay International Film Festival: Teaser 1 released

Byron Bay International Film Festival Trailer

"Byron, my siren from lighthouse on highThis is the place I will live when I die…"

Posted by Byron Bay Film Festival on 25 अप्रैल 2017


The Byron Bay International Film Festival has released it’s first teaser.

Filmmaker Justin McMillan known for his action packed Storm Surfers films has created a hauntingly gorgeous piece that truly captures the essence of the coastal town Byron Bay.

Collective Reality’s J’aimee Skippon-Volke is the Director of the Byron Bay International Film Festival and has run and curated the annual film festival pretty much since it’s inception in 2006.

Convergence Film Festival: Cinema trailer released

The Convergence Film Festival has released it’s latest cinema trailer. The Byron Bay Film Festival has partnered with Convergence 004, conference and trade show to present the Convergence Film Festival at Event Cinemas George St on May 3rd. We’ll be screening the very best Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences fresh from SXSW, Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca along-side a selection of outstanding short films with a Technology focus.

Collective Reality’s J’aimee Skippon-Volke has curated not only all of the film festival component of the upcoming Convergence 04 Festival but has also brought in some of the worlds best VR experiences to showcase there as well.

For more information visit the Convergence 04 website

J’aimee Skippon-Volke confirmed for VRX Europe 2017

Collective Reality’s J’aimee Skippon Volke has been selected to host an intimate discussion with Tim Webber, Chief Creative Officer at Framestore at the next VRX Europe in May.

J’aimee and Tim will be conversing on stage about how the Virtual Reality industry is impacting some of the large film releases that have come out and are due to be released.

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