Panel: Cinematic VR and the Future of Storytelling

VR at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival® is blurring the boundaries of conventional storytelling and points to an exciting future for cinema. But beyond the wow factor of virtual reality, how will filmmakers really be able to successfully engage their audiences?

Join VR experts as we explore “Cinematic VR and the Future of Storytelling,” a special panel presentation on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00pm -1:30pm at Cinetransformer, located at 500 Main Street.

Panelists will include Maxwell Planck, Technical Director at Oculus Story Studio (Producer, Dear Angelica), Sundance alumni and VR director Milica Zec (Director, Tree), Brad Becker, CEO of Sentient Play, Brian Furano, Co-Founder of Riot.House and Positron CEO Jeffrey Travis. Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances at Radeon Technologies Group, AMD, will moderate the panel.

Voyager, the first full-motion cinematic VR chair, will be available to demo as time permits.

A limited number of reserved seats for press are now available. Please RSVP to Jennifer Rundell at [email protected].

A Hosted Presentation by Ribbow Media Group

About Voyager

Voyager is the first full-motion chair platform designed for cinematic VR. Integrating beautiful design and engineering magic, it reflects a passion for VR storytelling. Voyager delivers a completely new level of immersion in VR by providing a comfortable, fully integrated personal VR theater that incorporates gentle motorized yaw and pitch motion, haptic feedback (powered by Subpac), and specialized seating. Its unique software and hardware technology integration enables nuanced motion and haptic tracks to be encoded along the featured content’s visual and spatial audio tracks. The chair precisely guides the viewers’ attention to points of interest in the experience, while also allowing a viewer-controlled motion mode. Voyager units will be available Q1 2017 to select theaters, hotels, concerts, and events that desire to provide a premium VR experience.