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Wednesday, September 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Aesthetics of Virtual Reality

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The creative possibilities of this rapidly developing medium are immense. But, shooting, editing and sound design are quite different from linear storytelling. This workshop is a master-class conversation with VR/360 early adaptors on storytelling techniques and lessons learned.

Facilitator
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Jennifer Shoemaker

Senior Director of Visual Storytelling, Conservation International
Jennifer Shoemaker is Senior Director of the Visual Storytelling Team at Conservation International, where she recently produced a VR film about the Amazon rainforest. She has also worked in digital video, TV and live event media at National Geographic, NASA and the National Park... Read More →

Speakers
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Eric Hanson

xRez Studio
xRez Studio is a creative VR production house which explores and applies highend graphics and production techniques toward natural history content. Years of experience in LA high-end feature film visual effects allows xRez Studio to provide high-level results toward a wide variety of projects and clientele. Partners Eric Hanson and Greg Downing share an enthusiasm for applying immersive media to meaningful projects in entertainment, natural history, cultural heritage, and museums. Whether recreating historic events in film, revealing complex processes in scientific visualization, or illustrating environmental change in VR, xRez Studio can offer powerful media solutions for filmmakers, organizations, researchers, or activists. At FHFF 2017, we will be debuting xRez Traverse, a unique and powerful VR experience enabling transport to some of the... Read More →
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DJ Roller

As co-founder of NextVR, DJ drew on vast cinematic and technical background to push the  | potential of virtual reality forward, both for live and on-demand VR experiences, bringing the audience “beyond the front row.” No stranger to immersive entertainment, he is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer for 3D... Read More →
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Max Salomon

Executive Producer, Black Dot Films
Max is a multiple Emmy award-winning executive producer, writer and director of high-profile non-fiction programming. A leading pioneer in VR content creation and development, Max has directed and produced over 30 VR films with a total audience of over 150 million viewers. Max developed and executed the launch strategy and pipeline for NGVR... Read More →

Session Producer
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David Hamlin

Filmmaker & Executive Producer
David Hamlin is a multiple Emmy Award winning filmmaker and Executive Producer.   He’s responsible for 250+ award-winning Specials, Series and Digital/VR assets for the National Geographic Channel, NBC, PBS, Gannett/Google and other broadcasters and NGO’s. | For 17 years, Hamlin was on staff at National Geographic where his work focused on adventure, natural history, science and... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge