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Wednesday, November 14


VR Now Con Master Class 1 | Innovation and sustainable Projects for XR / VR
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop is aimed at visionary people! Economic, social and ecological aspects are becoming more and more important. XR offers new ways to involve people. We will develop new ideas and potentials with immersive media. The goal? A roadmap for a better life.

This is about? This workshop is about innovation development for XR and VR in speed format. Here you will find tools and teams to develop new project ideas for XR and VR. Choose your industry, whether advertising, urban infrastructure, education or creative industry. We have one goal. The ideas should improve our life and have a social, economic or ecological impact. From here on, we develop business model approaches, perhaps even disruptive ones. You will be surprised what we are able to develop in just 2 hours.
What method do we use? The method is called Open Innovation. In changing teams you build up on the ideas of others. For that you put the consumer needs in the center. Based on this we develop a business model approach. Method kit:  Open Innovation, Design Thinking, Value Proposition Design and Lean Canvas (Osterwalder).
Am I suitable? Previous knowledge about tech, immersive storytelling or product development is not required. But beware: you are only successful if you are open to new thinking. Out of the box thinking is urgently needed.
How many persons? 16 or 20 people – you work in groups of four people.
What do I have to bring? Yourself, with all your creativity, knowledge and ideas.

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Elle Langer

AR/VR Executive Creative Producer (VR NOW Con Speaker), pimento formate
Elle Langer set up the agency in 2015 to help companies stand out from the mass of digital information. She implement media and communication projects using the latest insights of digital communication to bring added value to my clients. She acquired the knowledge about digital brand... Read More →


VR Now Con Master Class 2 | Get your IP ready for VR
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Justice League, Stephen King's IT, Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them, Das Boot, Ready Player One, A Discovery Of Witches – more and more movie and TV show releases are accompanied by virtual reality experiences. They can be a promotional tool, but also a new medium for creating and expanding a story universe. Together with John Canning and Eric Shamlin you can examine your own IPs and check out how a meaningful implementation of immersive media. This workshop is aimed at film and television professionals. 

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John Canning

Executive Producer (VR NOW Con Speaker), Digital Domain
John Canning’s career has spanned media production, delivery and platforms, for over 30 years. Canning runs MediaSherpa Consulting and Productions, which focuses on digital media, game strategy, and technology; from major to small startups; and evolving into the fields of AR, VR... Read More →
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Eric W. Shamlin

Founder (VR NOW Con Speaker), Firebringer
Eric W. Shamlin is SVP Head of Growth for North America at MediaMonks; the world’s largest and most awarded digital production company. From visual effects to mixed reality, manhunts to the Olympics, and ABC News to Apple, Eric has spent the last two decades delivering creative... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
Film University Babelsberg Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam, Deutschland


VR Now Con Master Class 3 | When VR comes into play – stage direction for immersive media
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VR storytelling techniques aren't currently relying on expressive camera movement or fast editing. In contrast, good old theater celebrates a comeback. Stage directors know how to use a room, how to position actors, how to attract the audience's attention. Chong Wang has become the leading force of Chinese experimental theatre for his explorations in multimedia performance and documentary theatre. In this workshop he will teach you the basics: How to stage and to make use of the room for telling stories in VR.

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Chong Wang

Artistic Director (VR NOW Con Speaker), Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental
Wang Chong is the artistic director of Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental. He has become the most internationally commissioned Chinese theater director. His works have been invited to festivals in 16 countries.In 2012 he started the Chinese New Wave Theater... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Film University Babelsberg Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam, Deutschland
Thursday, November 15


Cinematic VR Workshop: Introduction and Ask me Anything
Limited Capacity filling up

Too many movie theater seats remain empty these days, despite all the plus sides like fluffy carpets, comfy chairs, and good memories of first kisses. As business is not as good as it used to be, movie theater owners are open for experiments. Like making some space for VR. While consumer devices still struggle to get a foot in the door, VR Arcades do quite well. One great challenge remains: VR installations for multiple users need space – which is well equipped at best. Hello movie theaters.

At VR NOW Con, cinema owners will get a deeper knowledge of technologies that will enable them to show immersive content to their audiences without too much reconstruction effort. A first step will be Cinematic VR as a shared experience. To demo the new possibilities, our partner INVR.SPACE will set up 50 frame synced Oculus Gos in a real movie theater at our conference venue and turn it into an Immersive Cinema.

At the Cinematic VR Movie Theater, we will present immersive content that's suitable to be shown in this context. VR installations and room scale experiences with 6DoF, live acting or haptic feedback are a logical next step. A workshop for cinema owners and VR producers interested in a new clientele will be informed about the tech, the biz and the content. Let's bring VR into the movies and save them from extinction.

A 90 minute long and highly intensive workshop about how to implement immersive media in movie theaters. The first 45 minutes: immerse yourself into new business opportunities, find out about the current state of technology and set ups, about major and indie content, about marketing and distribution. The second 45 minutes: As me Anything. Experts will find answers to all of your questions.      

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Ansgar Esch

Managing Director (VR NOW Con Speaker), Cineplex Münster
Managing director of the cinemas Cineplex and Schloßtheater in Münster and Pollux by Cineplex in Paderborn, member of the committees for marketing and film purchasing at Cineplex Germany. As a cinema operator, I attach particular importance to the cinema experience in all its facets... Read More →
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Frank Govaere

VFX Supervisor (MTCon Speaker), UFA SERIAL DRAMA GmbH
Born and raised in Belgium, Frank Govaere studied film and animation at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium and was a master student of Raoul Servais, one of the founding fathers of European animation. He graduated as Master of Fine Arts. Frank has worked with leading... Read More →
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Joe Pawlas

Executive Director of Marketing (VR NOW Con Speaker), Warner Bros.
Joe Pawlas is responsible for all marketing activities for Warner Bros. Germany across the Theatrical, Home Entertainment and Games businesses.He started his career in 2008 with Warner Music in the Business Development Group which was responsible for innovating and developing new... Read More →
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Cyril Tuschi

Co-Founder (VR NOW Con Speaker), VONDERLAND
Cyril Tuschi is a prize-winning filmmaker-turned-VR-enthusiast and entrepreneur.Cyril started his career by directing music-videos and commercials and then turning to fiction-film. For his Kafka-adaption „Nightland“ he won the New York-Filmacadmey-prize in the Panorama program... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Stage 3