2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Cinematic Virtual Reality: Immersive Storytelling

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Austin Suite
Austin Convention Center


Panelists will discuss their experiences mixing spectacle and story while trailblazing the new medium of virtual reality in their films "The Mission", "Kaiju Fury!" and "Black Mass."

Discussion will include insights into the entire process of virtual reality production. The panel will delve into how each director crafted their story, within its genre, to play to the strengths and infinite possibilities of a 360 degree field of view. They will share the joys and frustrations of day-to-day photography while taking into consideration technical parameters. With their combined extensive knowledge of post, the filmmakers will provide their perspectives of developing and evolving post tools and processes for VR. Lastly, they will share the critical role collaboration plays between the creative and technical teams in writing the visual language of VR.

Join us to learn more about how to create immersive, narrative storytelling.


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Gregory Plotkin


Jalupy Productions Inc

Gregory Plotkin is a Los Angeles native who grew up enamored with the film industry, specifically editing and directing. He graduated from UCLA and started working in the studio editorial system ev...

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Ian Hunter


New Deal Studios

Ian Hunter is multi-disciplined artist who has established himself as a visionary storyteller in motion picture visual effects and production. Bringing his unique style and creative vision to each ...

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Matthew Gratzner


New Deal Studios

MATTHEW GRATZNER - Writer/Director/Producer

Matthew is widely respected within the entertainment industry for his artistry and business acumen — a rare pairing of skills. Best known for feature-fi...

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Shannon Gans


New Deal Studios

Shannon is CEO of New Deal Studios, a 21st Century Creative Studio. Though best known for her career in visual effects on over 150 of the biggest films and commercials in the past 20 years includin...

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