VR: From Cinematic Blockbuster to Passion Project

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Hosted by The Mill

MAIN STAGE: The Broad Stage 1310 11th St Santa Monica CA 90401




The most frequently asked question from clients is to talk them through the “sliding scale” of VR opportunities. There are so many misconceptions that VR is prohibitively expensive or inaccessible. The Mill’s Emerging Technology & VFX Supervisor Gawain Liddiard will break down these myths by talking through and demonstrating our roster of work as an example of the various levels of opportunity in VR.

  • Small budget / 2 week turnaround: Reeps One ‘Does Not Exist’
  • Mid-level budget / timeframe: ‘MULE’ (short film)
  • Cinematic: Google Spotlight Stories ‘HELP’, a collaboration with Google ATAP, Bullitt Branded and Star Trek: Beyond Director Justin Lin

The thread that links all of these projects, regardless of budget, is there being a strong creative idea and well-executed narrative.

Audience takeaways:

  • Is high-quality VR really accessible to everyone?
  • What is the scope of VR content currently out there?
  • How do we break down the hurdles of creating high-quality immersive media?

Venue & Location

MAIN STAGE: The Broad Stage

1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401





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9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

VR: From Cinematic Blockbuster to Passion Project

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  • Gawain Liddiard

     

    Gawain Liddiard

    Emerging Tech / VFX Supervisor

    The Mill

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