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Virtual Reality has emerged as a new artistic medium and a creative platform. From storytelling to world building—how can creators leverage the true power of VR? Join us at the Raindance VRX Summit presented by Facebook 360 in partnership with Blend Media to learn about the latest developments from leading creators in the field.

The Summit will bring together special guests from the Facebook 360 team, Blend Media and Raindance VRX Awards nominees from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and London.

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  • 10am: Virtual Reality, A Live Performance by Sid Phoenix

  • 10:05am: Welcome Note
    Raindance Founder, Elliot Grove and Raindance VR Curator, Mária Rakušanová

  • 10:15am: Bringing 360 Videos and Photos to 1Billion People
    Keynote by Chetan Gupta and Caitlin Ramrakha, Facebook 360

  • 11am: Pushing the Boundaries: An Exploration of Narrative and Storytelling in 360°
    Panel chaired by Damian Collier, Founder and CEO of Blend Media. Panellists include Sam Weston

  • 11:45am: Crafting VR Experiences for Social Impact
    Pete Speller, Grace Boyle and James Manisty, creators of Greenpeace's Munduruku, a multisensory VR experience

  • 12:15pm: Lunch break

  • 1pm: Hand-illustrating Narratives in VR
    Wesley Allsbrook, Script Writer, Art Director and Quill Artist behind the hit Oculus VR experience, Dear Angelica

  • 1:30pm: Can VR Reconnect Us to Nature?
    Barnaby Steel, Founder of Marshmallow Laser Feast

  • 1:55pm: Voice, a New Dimension in Interactive Narratives
    Rafael Pavon (Future Lighthouse), Director of Ray and Snatch VR

  • 2:20pm: Changing the Landscape of Cinematic Narratives Through AI
    Produced by Okio Studio’s Antoine Cayrol, in Alteration

  • 2:45pm: Break

  • 3pm: Making VR Sensual
    Catherine Allen in conversation with Jane Gauntlett, Director of In My Shoes: Intimacy, and Jennifer Lyon Bell, Director of Second Date

  • 4pm: Non-fictional Storytelling in Virtual Reality and 360 Film
    Nicole Jackson from the Guardian VR team behind First Impressions

  • 4.30pm: The World Premiere of the first experimental AR short film, made with ARKit
    The screening will be followed by a talk by the director.

  • 4.35pm: Blending Cinematic Storytelling with Augmented Reality
    Indie game developer and filmmaker Duncan Walker

  • 4.45pm: Closing words
    Raindance Founder, Elliot Grove and Raindance VR Curator, Mária Rakušanová

  • 5pm: End

The day will be packed with talks and panel discussions featuring the world’s most daring creators such as:

  • Wesley Allsbrook – artist, art director and screenwriter of hand-illustrated VR experience Dear Angelica, Oculus Studio’s hit experience. Nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Animation Experience, it's the world’s first hand-illustrated 360 short created entirely inside VR with Oculus Quill.
  • Antoine Cayrol – executive producer and creator of Alteration, a mysterious cinematic VR narrative, nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Cinematic Experience. It uses Facebook’s AI algorithms to allow the viewers to experience what it’s like to be hacked by an AI.

  • Pete Speller (Greenpeace), Grace Boyle (Multisensory Director) and James Manisty (VR Director) – creators of Greenpeace's multisensory virtual reality experience Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon, nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Social Impact Experience.

  • Nicole Jackson – co-director of the Guardian's First Impressions, nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Documentary Experience.

  • Rafael Pavón – director of Ray, a new interactive VR narrative that allows the experiencer to use their voice to interact with a ray of light. Nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Interactive Narrative Experience, Ray will receive its world premiere at the Raindance VR Arcade. Rafael also directed Snatch VR Heist Experience, starring Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Branded Experience.

  • Jane Gauntlett – director of In My Shoes: Intimacy, a first-person sensual documentary designed for two people to experience three encounters from six very different perspectives, nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Sensual Experience.

  • Jennifer Lyon Bell – director of artistic, unusual erotic films that portray sexuality in an emotionally realistic way. Her 360 film, Second Date, has been nominated for Raindance VRX Awards Best Sensual Experience.

  • Duncan Walker – indie game developer and filmmaker, director of the world's first AR experimental short film with its World Premiere at Raindance Film Festival.

Our goal is to inspire creators across all mediums—filmmakers, artists, writers, illustrators, creatives, musicians, game designers and more—and help them to connect and bring amazing projects to life. Join us to learn how you can push the boundaries of creativity in VR, or blend cinematic storytelling with AR.

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