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Reframed Workshop – Shooting 360°
Fri 28 April 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 BST
Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.
The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality and games bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.
“Immersive storytelling is everywhere and there’s no going back” – The Guardian
Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media who have created bold and inventive work across VR, augmented reality, immersive theatre and games to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.
Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.
REFRAMED WORKSHOPS – Friday 28 April
An opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on workshops.
All workshops will be held at Lighthouse, with two morning sessions (10am-1pm) and two afternoon sessions (2-5pm). Tickets are sold per workshop, with lunch and refreshments included.
Workshop: Shooting 360°
A chance to explore the process of shooting in a 360°set up, looking at both the technical process and creative challenges and opportunities, including how placement and perspective within the space can impact on storytelling.
Michael Ford is a producer of VR and drama, and the founder of Infinite Wisdom Studios and Explore360. He heads an award-winning writing, directing and producing team with feature and television credits, together with 10 years of experience creating traditional branded content for the likes of Jaguar, Oxfam, Sony and The Ministry of Justice.
In 2009, Michael scooped a Royal Television Society Award for ‘Best Fictional Drama’ short and in 2014, co-financed children’s favourite Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) with Vertigo Films and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment. The film went on to become one of the top 20 UK independent films of the year at the UK box office. His next release is the innovative drama BASE, and he is currently developing a number of projects including an original children’s sci-fi drama for BBC; a digital action series with Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco (PacMan, Tekken); and several VR narrative adventures. Michael is being mentored by Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, Dredd, Ex Machina) as an alumni of Guiding Lights.
Lunch is included in the ticket price and will be held in the reception area at Lighthouse from 1-2pm.
Reframed is produced in partnership with Creative England, and supported by the University of Brighton.
Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. They aim to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. They help identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs.
The University of Brighton is focused on realising potential and shaping futures. They foster a vibrant, agile learning and research community; supporting established experts and nurturing the next generation of talent from their undergraduates, postgraduates and early career researchers.