I’ve been working with the Byron Bay Film Festival for over a decade, taking the helm in 2008. The festival has evolved so much over the years – we’ve got luxury cars and the attention of A-Listers… We provide a platform for important films, issues and the work of established filmmakers while kickstarting and supporting emerging filmmakers from Australia and around the world. And we’ve been introducing Filmmakers to VR since we got our DK1 kit over 4 years ago.
After flexing my pitching muscles at Cannes I had the opportunity to put Moments up in front of representatives from the BBC, Google, the British Council, The National Theatre, MIT and more and Sheffield Doc|Fest.
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.
Convergence 4 held in Event Cinema’s Flagship George Street HQ provided us with the opportunity to curate and exhibit Virtual Reality via 4 different HMD’s – Oculus, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear and Razer as well as Microsoft’s Hololens. Continue reading “Convergence”
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.