Workshop on Cinematic VR and Immersive Storytelling

May 19, 2016

Tresidder Union, Stanford University

The Workshop on Cinematic VR and Immersive Storytelling will bring together engineers and artists who are using VR technology to create compelling stories, be they fictional and cinematic or non-fictional and journalistic.  We will hear from people who are using stereo imaging and depth cameras to capture and build virtual realities.   We will learn how sound light field capture and synthesis can be combined with stereo imagery to represent the information that humans experience. We will discuss the challenges in the design of VR headsets and sensor-based human interfaces to recreate perceptual experiences. And we will hear from the people who are using these new technologies in innovative ways to create immersive experiences and share compelling stories.  There will be an interactive demo session that will allow participants to take virtual trips to places in the world they have never been and to view the world through the eyes and ears of another person. Hear from the people who will tell you that we are at the threshold for a new way of creating, experiencing and sharing stories.