The article last in my trilogy looks at an issue close to my heart – Diversity in the field of Virtual Reality.
The entrenched gender imbalance within the film and television sector is well documented, and in recent years there have been great strides to reverse this. However, what of VR – essentially a new medium? Are there parallel issues, given it emerged from the male-dominated tech world? Or could this be a more diverse and inclusive space from the outset? Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke explores diversity initiatives within the VR sector and talks to other women working in this space. Continue reading “Women Pushing for a Different Reality”
The second in my three part series of articles written for Inside Film Magazine – this piece is a beginners introduction to the massively disruptive field of virtual production. A new tool for film and television which utilises game engine technology and virtual reality integration into creative and technical workflows in order to maximise the potential and possibilities for filmmakers – whilst slashing post-production costs.
Continue reading “VR as the Tool Not the Medium”
The Following is the 1st in a 3 part series of articles for Inside Film Magazine.
Published in the June/July edition this piece looks at the state of play with regards to how film festivals are presenting VR – and which Australian’s are making a splash.
Fresh from Cannes, Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality
producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke outlines how international film festivals are showcasing and supporting immersive projects, and highlights some of the Australian projects succeeding on the world stage.
Continue reading “New Realities of the Festival Circuit”
That’s not the best photo of either of us – but I was chuffed to be able to add Sophia to my Wall of Fame. I left Australia with a mission to really get to grips with where AI sat in reality – both virtual and the state of play – in that I know most peoples’ perceptions of what AI is, is actually worlds away from 2018.
In the process I broke Sophia during conversation with my infamous ‘J’aimee Logic’ and have decided that when it comes to character-driven AI – Gaming and Chatbots are King (or rather non-gender specific royalty)…
Continue reading “All Things AI”
Casual Connect is the very first Gaming Conference I have attended – in that the others have had a cross-platform focus. In my teens I would have called myself a Gamer – except back then we were kicking back with Zork, Camel, Brick Out… and later on all the best games were in the arcades anyway…
Continue reading “Let The Games Begin”
I met the Poster Boy for this year’s VRX Paul Mowbray – Director of NSC Creative at the 2017 edition of VRX Europe in London. Together with the very talented and immaculately groomed Aaron Bradbury – amazing projects are created for VR and Full Dome – all while balancing turning everyone onto space…
Unfortunately Paul and Aaron weren’t in Amsterdam for VRX Europe 2018 but a whole heap of other creative, interesting and innovative folk were…
Continue reading “Changing Channels – Amsterdam”
Australian Immersion returned to Cannes’ NEXT VR – this time with representatives from each of the experiences being highlighted joining me at what is surely the world’s biggest celebration of film.
Continue reading “Cannes 2018”
J’aimee: Here in Australia there’s a lot of policy making around these invisible lines which separate the various States and Territories which make up this wonderful country. In the past what this has often resulted in is missed opportunities for the Country as a whole – while the States battle it out to stake their ground one way or another.
Continue reading “BBFFxGCFF”
ArtState is a touring annual event celebrating the vitality and creativity of NSW regional artists which blends together theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts and brings together practitioners from all of those mediums in order to learn from each-other. Continue reading “ArtState”
I had the pleasure of attending Screen Forever – Australia’s Annual Screen Producer’s Conference in Melbourne after being invited to join a female lead Create NSW panel called VR: CREATING A NEW WORLD.
Continue reading “Screen Forever”