On the 10-11th of Feburary, an exciting event will be taking place at Ravensbourne University, Greenwich, London. VRUK: A two-day virtual reality film festival.
We’ll have talks taking place from industry leaders such as;
- Nick Pittom – Creator of the Studio Ghibli inspired virtual reality experiences and part of the team that created Colosse, a storytelling experience that won Gold at the Oculus VR Jam 2015.
- Sol Rogers, Managing Director of Rewind – The creative agency behind Bjork’s virtual reality music video and Strictly Come Dancing 360.
- Emily Cooper, Creative Executive at Virtual Reality Company, the production studio backed by award winning creatives such as Robert Stromberg, Chris Edwards and Steven Spielberg.
- And many more!
We’ll also be showcasing VR films from directors all over the world!
If you want to learn more, the press release can found below:
Ravensbourne, the London-based university sector college has announced a new partnership with the virtual reality agency Virtual Umbrella to produce its first ever virtual reality event, VRUK, to be held on 10-11 February at its campus on the Greenwich Peninsula, made possible with the support of Creative Skillset.
The event will bring together content creators from across the Creative Industries to find out more about the possibilities of interactive storytelling by hearing from leading VR experts and experiencing the latest innovative projects and technologies. Speakers already confirmed include: Emily Cooper (VRC), Sol Rogers (Rewind), Sarah Jones (360 Immersive Lab), Nick Pittom (Fire Panda), Dean Johnson (Brandwidth Group) and Matt Ratcliffe (Masters of Pie). Speakers soon to be confirmed from Visualise, Visyon360, Stink Digital, Rubber Republic and Hammerhead VR.
VRUK is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.
Claire Selby, Interim Head of Commercial Relationship at Ravensbourne said: “Ravensbourne is constantly striving to champion innovation. We are thrilled to be working with Virtual Umbrella on VRUK, to develop an event that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and technology and take participants to new virtual worlds.”
Bertie Millis, Managing Director from Virtual Umbrella said: “We are very excited to be working with Ravensbourne on this fantastic event, there are some amazing virtual reality films and stories out there and we cannot wait to share them with our audience.”
Registration is now open.
Find out more and sign up to attend at www.vrukfest.co.uk