David Droga is creative chairman of Droga5. He is the most-awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
Barnaby Churchill Steel is a visual artist and cofounder of the creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, whose glittering hoard of sensory nuggets includes music videos for U2 and the award-winning project Treehugger: Wawona.
Steve Stoute has made a career out of identifying and activating a new generation of consumers on behalf of iconic brands. His book The Tanning of America teaches corporate America how to engage with today’s young adult market.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY IMMERSIVE FILMMAKER, INTERACTIVE FILMS
Karen Palmer is an award-winning filmmaker and the creator of RIOT, an emotionally responsive, live-action film that uses AI and machine learning through facial recognition to allow viewers to navigate through a dangerous riot.
Using examples from classic stories and his own films, Don Hahn will take an immersive look at the foundations of storytelling, focusing on how to create compelling characters in conflict and peril who grapple with their fears to reach their goals.
In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the Bunraku (tabletop) style of puppetry and learn to use the core concepts of breath, tension, and focus to bring to life the inanimate and explore the power of gesture.
Felix Barrett's productions transform existing architectural spaces into interactive theater pieces in order to disrupt the traditional, formulaic, and passive theater model. They demand the attention of all five senses.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING FOR COGNITIVE BUSINESS, IBM
The cognitive system IBM Watson and its powerful machine learning have been put to use for everything from business applications to creating recipes. Nancy Pearson explores how Watson can be used as a creative tool and put to use by human storytellers.
Join us as we discuss the production of our narrative VR film, Here and Now; set in New York’s Grand Central Station, it utilizes a single take to follow a variety of characters as they go about their day.
PRINCIPAL VR FILMMAKER, COFOUNDER, GOOGLE JUMP, OCULUS STORY STUDIO
Jessica Brillhart is the principal VR filmmaker for Google Jump. Saschka Unseld is a German-born director and writer who cofounded the Academy Award–nominated animation studio Soi, where he directed and produced numerous award-winning shorts and commercials before joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2008.
This interactive workshop will explore the steps necessary toward creating spoken word, from writing to editing to reciting, delving deeper into the ingredients that are essential to “baking” the perfect piece.