Immerse Yourself - Creators Edition

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This session we talk to creators using immersive tech in various genres of film

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**This event is hosted by Birmingham Young Filmmakers Network for 16-30 year olds but if you are a professional who feels they may benefit please introduce yourself before booking a ticket by emailing byfn.contact@gmail.com **

Storytelling is at the heart of cinema and innovations have given us the tools to tell these stories, moving us on from the silent era to the CGI blockbusters we enjoy today. From the introduction of innovations such as sound, colour and special effects, cinema has always been finding new ways of communicating and connecting with audiences and that continues into the current conversation with advances in immersive technology.

What does that mean for the future of storytelling?In this session we talk to three practitioners using immersive tech to expand on different genres of film.

Charlotte Mikkelborg - Writer/Director/Producer

Lauded by Vice as one of the “female filmmakers revolutionizing how we see the world”, Charlotte Mikkelborg is a British director - who first gained recognition as a BBC foreign correspondent - and has more recently become known for her work directing gripping character-driven non fiction film and virtual reality. Charlotte’s work packs an emotional punch with the aim of driving social change. Her latest project, The Journey, premiered at SXSW 2018 - this multisensory project traces the journey through childhood in 3 of the toughest places on earth.

Alex Rühl - Writer/Director/Producer

Alex Rühl is an award-winning virtual reality filmmaker and founder of VR production studio CATS are not PEAS. Currently producing the first BFI Network VR commision, Alex has an impressive resume including being listed in The Drum’s 50 under 30 women in digital and has received Women of the Future Awards and Pioneers of Immersive Realities Award with her work having been selected for Raindance Film Festival, Cannes XR Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival among many others.

Rosie Collins - Creative Director at FRED

Rosie’s career has followed a varied path from fashion and portrait photography and directing music videos to designing a best-selling comedy greetings card range, before settling in 2016 on developing this creative studio. Rosie leads on the creative

on all Fred Studio and Lab projects, and works closely with regular collaborators to develop their projects.

The event will be hosted by Verity Nalley who has been working in XR for around 6 years and has introduced over 10,000 people to the medium across 3 continents.

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