Inaugural ‘VR On the Lot’ Conference Takes Place at Paramount Pictures Studio this Week

The VR Society holds its inaugural event this week.

This Thursday the VR Society will be hosting its inaugural ‘VR On the Lot’ conference, a two-day event attended by major global studios, producers and production companies on the theme of “VR: Seeing is Believing.”

Those attending the conference will be directors such as Robert Stromberg (Maleficent), Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men: Apocalypse), James Foley (Fifty Shades Darker, House of Cards), writer Dan Harris (X-Men 2, Superman Returns, X-Men: Apocalypse), writer Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok), visual effects producer Dane Smith (Deadpool, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and executive producer Victoria Alonso (Avengers: Infinity War,  Iron Man 3).

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“This gathering of VR professionals is unique in the short history of this new medium,” said Jim Chabin, President & CEO Advanced Imaging Society. “We are bringing together experienced production pros with technology leaders to help VR become a sustainable creative business. Many of our VR colleagues have news to share so it will be a very informative gathering.”

The demonstration area will take place at Paramount’s 10,000 square foot Stage 4, with multiple exhibitions of head-mounted displays (HMDs) showcasing the latest VR experiences. While the panels for track 1 will be held in the Paramount Main Theater and track 2 in the Sherry Lansing Theater.

Track 1 will include short presentations and announcements by Hollywood studios and VR technology leaders, whilst providing a generalized look at where the VR industry is today and where it looks to be going. And for track 2, which is PGA-produced, is for both experienced VR and 360-degree content creators. Case studies here include those on two VR Series, Halcyon and Gone, and one on VR Animation, the 2016 Emmy-winning Henry, by Oculus Story Studios.

Tickets for track 1 are sold out but there are still some available for track 2. Scheduling and ticket info can be found here.

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