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Virtual Reality is coming and it's going to be huge, but who's going to make the content?
On 24th February, 2015, award-winning games studio Opposable Games will invite 120-200 delegates to the At-Bristol Science Centre for the inaugural SouthWest VR Conference.
Guests and speakers are to include Callum Underwood, European Developer Relations Manager at industry-leaders Oculus, Phil Harper, Creative Director at Atlantic Productions’ Alchemy VR and Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of virtual reality-focused games studio nDreams.
With a large focus on narrative and storytelling, SouthWest VR will look at the ways in which virtual reality is set to shake up the entertainment industry by completely transforming the way we interact with film, games, TV and animation.
The one-day event, hosted by revered games journalist Will Freeman, will introduce a range of industry-leading speakers currently making waves in virtual reality.
Speakers will discuss the challenges and lessons learnt telling stories and making games for virtual reality devices, touching on subjects including gaze direction, 360° filmmaking and the task of delivering content to this new market.
SouthWest VR will be fundraising for UK charity GamesAid, who’ll be running a GamesAid Tenner collection. Attendees are asked to bring £10 with them to donate to GamesAid.
SouthWest VR will provide delegates a chance to try out the latest in virtual reality technology and software including the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus. Experiences and games at the event will include Radial G, Salvaged, VR Karts, Gunner, Perfect Beach, Pixel Rift, Smash Hit Plunder, Crystal Rift and Stephen Gray’s Moved by Conflict.
|09:30||Will Freeman (host)||Introduction|
|09:50||Dave Ranyard||Sony Computer Entertainment||Virtual Reality: A New World to Explore|
|10:10||Henrique Olifiers||Bossa Studios||They who matter: the players and their first VR experience|
|10:30||Patrick O'Luanaigh||nDreams||The intersection of VR and AR|
|10:50||Tom Carter||Ultra Haptics||Feeling without touching: where the virtual meets reality|
|11:40||Phil Harper||Alchemy VR / Atlantic Productions||How I learned to stop worrying and love 360 video|
|12:00||Stephen Gray||Little Arrow 360||The Virtual Museum & Zombie rock & the VR music video|
|12:20||Edward Miller||Immersiv.ly||Will virtual reality be the future of broadcast television?|
|12:40||Andre Lorenceau||Innerspace||How to build a VR company|
|13:00||Duncan Burbidge||Third Floor Inc||How lessons learned while Visualizing Hollywood feature films can be applied to Storytelling in Virtual Reality|
|14:30||Katie Goode||Triangular Pixels||Allow them to believe: Lessons learnt creating dynamic, VR gameplay|
|14:50||Ana Ribeiro||Pixel Rift||From pies to virtual reality|
|15:10||Nick Pittom||Fire Panda||Real-time VR storytelling experiences - Opportunities and possibilities for Filmmakers and Animation Studios|
|15:30||Mark Washbrook & Paul Colls||Fierce Kaiju||Early Access - from cool ideas to stuff on the shelf|
|16:30||Will Freeman (host), Dave Ranyard, Henrique Olifiers, Kevin Williams||Sony, Bossa, The Stinger Report||Panel|
Tech Track, sponsored by Unity 3D
|11:15||Julian Williams||Wizdish||Patently non-obvious.What you need to know about VR locomotion|
|13:20||Andy Brammall||Unity||Implementing VR in Unity|
|13:40||Phil Hall||Elzware||Engineering + Anthropology + Conversational A.I. ( Ext.I. ) = NPC++|
|14:00||Martin Coulthard||Lush VR||Look Mum, hands!|
|16:00||Richard Tongeman||Hammerhead VR||Why 360 video is easier than it looks, but not yet.|
About SouthWest VR
SouthWest VR is a division of Opposable Games dedicated to the promotion of VR and its surrounding industries. Get in touch with Dan Page on 07753457435 or email@example.com if you’d like to sponsor, speak or exhibit.