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Annecy 2016


Animation is pushing boundaries: Three VR events you won’t want to miss!

Annecy 2016 : Réalité virtuelle

Virtual reality & animation

From Tuesday 14th through Thursday 16th, have a 360° experience!

Tuesday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, presenting:

- Pearl (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures)

- Allumette (Penrose Studios)

Wednesday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, presenting:

- Rain or Shine (Nexus, Google Spotlight Stories, with Felix Massie, Claire Cook and Mariano Melman)

- Minotaur, from film to virtual reality (NFB, Canada, with Jelena Popovic and Munro Ferguson)

Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, presenting:

- Tilt Brush Demo (Google VR, with Antonio Canobbio, Chris Prynoski, Drew Skillman and Patrick Hackett) 

These experiences will be taking place in the "salle de création" at Bonlieu (across from rue Jean Jaurès). 

Organised in partnership with Google VR and Google Spotlight Stories.

Mifa – Focus studio : Google Spotlight Stories – Once upon a time in 360

This panel discussion about animated creations in virtual reality will reunite some VIPs working in this groundbreaking realm.

Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer at Google Spotlight Stories, and Jan Pinkava, Creative Director at Google, will be hosting a group of directors, pioneers and industry leaders for an in-depth look at creating animated stories in VR and other platforms.

An exclusive first glimpse of their latest 360° VR short, Rain or Shine, will be presented by Felix Massie and Chris O'Reilly from Nexus Productions.

There will also be a behind-the-scenes look at Pearl, Patrick Osborne’s latest short.

A conversation with Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and the director of Special Delivery, Tim Ruffle will bring things to a close.

Monday, 13th June – 6:00-7:15 pm – Salle Pierre Lamy 

Meetings - Creation Conference: The Challenges of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been getting a lot of attention recently, but how is it going to affect the evolution of the animation industry?

Although virtual reality is currently creating quite a buzz, it is nonetheless faced with complex challenges that combine unprecedented difficulties in technical implementation, writing and broadcasting possibilities.

The four presentations will help to inform and offer solutions, as well as determine how virtual reality may be able to provide significant long-term growth opportunities for the animaiton industry.

With :

Michel Nicolas (Folimage Studio)
Chloé Jarry (Camera Lucida)
Mark Davies and Felix Massie (Nexus Productions) 
Michel Bams (Happy IP) 
Catherine CUENCA (author, screenwriter)
Jason Fletcher-Bartholomew and Tim Ruffle (AARDMAN ANIMATIONS LTD
Moderated by Thierry Barbier (AXYZ)

Tuesday 14th June – 2:30-6:15 pm – Chambre de métiers, salle Mont-Blanc

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Laurence Ythier
Media Relations & Special Operations Manager

Véronique Dumon
Media Support


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