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In Time For Rogue One, ILMxLAB’s John Gaeta To Speak At VRX 2016 On VR & Star Wars

We are just under a month away from this year’s VRX event and the conference and expo continues to add names to the list of speakers and representatives attending the event to be held in San Francisco, California over December 7th and 8th.

Four new speakers have been revealed for VRX 2016, including David Campbell of IMAX Corporation, Chris Horton of Universal Music Group and Carlos Saavedra of PepsiCo. The pick of the bunch however is John Gaeta. Gaeta is ILMxLAB’s Executive Creative Director and well known for his work on the Matrix trilogy of films. Gaeta will be presenting a session entitled “Star Wars, VR & The Frontiers of Storytelling” which will dip into how ILM are using virtual reality (VR) in order to develop new ways to tell the Star Wars story. This is, obviously, of particular interest with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to hit cinemas at around the same time. He’ll be joined by ILM’s Vicki Dobbs Beck in a discussion about “convergence between gaming, narrative storytelling and new experiences.”

ILMxLAB have previously this year released Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine on the HTC Vive, the feedback from which could well be discussed.

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ILMxLAB joins a list of companies that includes representatives from virtual reality (VR) headset manufacturers Oculus, Google and for the HTC Vive as well as figures from key companies in both hardware and software side such as Intel (which recently acquired VOKE), Unity Technologies, Epic Games, Framestore, both NVIDIA and AMD as well as German automotive giants Audi and BMW.

For more on VRX 2016 and other VR related events stay tuned to future updates from VRFocus.