35 virtual reality titles presented to BAFTA members as part of the BAFTA group’s recent work exploring VR’s impact on creative industries, at panels in LA and London
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ VR Advisory Group has unveiled its inaugural VR Summer Showcase 2017.
The group presented the showcase, alongside other findings, at special assemblies in both Los Angeles, at The Third Floor Visualization Studio, and London, at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, led by Advisory Group Chair Roy Taylor. The VR Summer Showcase features 35 VR experiences that represent the broad range of content currently available demonstrating strong, creative uses of VR for entertainment, as curated by the Advisory Group. The list of 35 titles is available at http://bit.ly/VRsummershowcase2017
BAFTA assembled the VR Advisory Group late last year to explore and articulate the impact that VR will have on the current landscape of the film, television, and games industries, as well as informing BAFTA’s global activities in the US, UK and beyond.
As the BAFTA VR Advisory Group continues its work, it has formed dedicated sub-groups, each tasked with a specific scope of work, with their recommendations being shared with BAFTA members in September 2017.
Sub-groups and their responsibilities include:
- Content – To provide a practical resource for BAFTA members to help make decisions on which tools and application are available to create their content
- Tech & Terms – To discover and share the latest developments for story telling
- Education – To provide BAFTA members with information and guidance for professional training courses through relationship building with schools showing leadership in VR.
- Observations – To assess how the Advisory Group can help BAFTA members avoid some of the pitfalls, and take advantage of opportunities, in VR.
- Showcase – A demonstration of strong, creative examples of VR, as curated by the Advisory Group across Games, Educational, Experiential, Interactive and Cinematic content. The Group is exploring the opportunities for Experience Centres to ensure BAFTA Members have access to the latest content.
To find out about becoming a BAFTA member, visit www.bafta.org/about/membership.
The Showcase sub-group is now calling for submissions for the next VR showcase, inviting interested parties to submit projects representing the broad range of VR content available. For information on submitting a project, contact Kelly Smith ([email protected]) or Matthew Wiseman ([email protected]).
For further information:
Elyse Weissman at SLATE PR (US)
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Kelly Smith at BAFTA (UK)
T: +44 (0) 20 7292 5821
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