Dean Devlin to Keynote VES 2015 Summit


Filmmaker and Electric Ent. president Dean Devlin (Geostorm, Independence Day) will keynote the VES 7th annual Summit, “Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands,” on Oct. 17th at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

The interactive forum will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders, and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.

On the 2015 VES Summit theme – As we move from the information age into the Visualization age where every industry uses imagery to educate, communicate, entertain and sell - it is creative development and its aligned businesses that will drive this developing economy. Virtualization speaks to cloud-based production, to augmented and virtual realities, to multi-platform experiences, and the broad idea of hyper-connectivity. It encompasses heightened realities, immersive experiences, presence capture, and more.  This evolution is bringing about changes and expansion in Storytelling. Exceptional Storytellingremains the ultimate goal but approaches are open to innovation. From TV taking non-time-constrained forms, to audience-driven narratives, to 360° experiences, webcasts and six second videos – all being told across multiple platforms – the creative world is in a seismic shift.

Virtual Reality: 20/20 on 2020 Panel - The VES Summit will feature a special panel discussion exploring VR.  The buzz around VR is impossible to ignore as the medium marches forward. What will VR eventually encompass/look like? What are the business models? State of the technology? Storytelling challenges? A panel of experts representing key areas of the ecosystem that are driving the medium — content, technology, venture capital and academia –describe what’s happening in VR in their arena today, and their thoughts on what VR may look like in 2020.

TV, OTT and Extended Content Forms Panel - The VES Summit will also feature a special panel discussion exploring the expansion of the TV landscape into a range of platforms, opening up the possibilities for new forms of creative storytelling — from live gaming entertainment to non-time-constrained series to short-form social video. Given the plethora of platforms, just what are the creative opportunities?  The business models? The keys to audience engagement? How do the creative challenges differ from ‘traditional’ TV? How might you go about creating your own series, webisode or channel? A panel of experts representing some of the key forces driving new forms forward will discuss the ‘state of the union’ of story-driven content for an omni-channel audience.

Business Roundtables - Innovators and industry leaders moderate The VES Summit interactive discussions. Roundtable discussions will include:

§  Immersive Experiences

§  Postvis

§  TV VFX Case Study

§  Augmented Reality

§  Drone-Based Image Capture

§  Games Futures

§  Games Storytelling

§  Shooting and Budgeting VFX for VR

§  Military Visualization and VFX

§  New Content Channels, New Opportunities

§  VFX R&D to Content Production

§  Commercials VFX

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Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Crafts, Events, Movies, performance capture, previs, Tech, VES, VFX, Virtual Production

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