LOS ANGELES STOP OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE VR FILM FESTIVAL
The fifth stop of The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival takes us to Tinseltown! We've curated 20 amazing virtual reality experiences made by independent artists from around the world. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.
And thanks to our sponsors Vrideo and Samsung you'll have the opportunity to experience the full line-up of films on Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets. A live VR broadcast of the San Francisco event will be made by VideoStitch.
• 7:00pm to 8:00pm: The event is open only for VIP ticket holders.
• 8:00pm to 11:00pm: The event is open for general admission ticket holders.
• 8:30pm to 9:00pm: There will be a panel of VR Filmmakers discussing their work.
VR FILM PROGRAM:
BRIGHT SHADOWS • BUTTS • COLOSSE • DMZ: MEMORIES OF NO MAN'S LAND • DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB • LOVR • SIGHTLINE: THE CHAIR • SURGE • TANA PURA • THE ARCHER • THE LAST MOUNTAIN • THE NEPAL QUAKE PROJECT • THE NIGHT CAFÉ • WAY TO GO • WELCOME TO ALEPPO • WITNESS 360: 7/7
TYLER HURD - Tyler is the director of BUTTS, an animated cartoon for Virtual Reality about anxiety, depression, and lots and lots of jiggling butts. It also happens to be one of the first and finest examples of Virtual Reality Filmmaking. Come learn from one of VR cinema’s most creative and unique voices.
DANIËL ERNST - Daniel Ernst is an interactive illustrator based in The Netherlands. After working in the game industry for multiple years he decided to put his research on storytelling through illusions and his love for everything 3D into practice and apply it to VR. This amalgamation resulted in an ongoing series of fantastical dioramas for virtual reality called The Shoebox Diorama.
HAYOUN KWON - Hayoun is a repeat prize-winning artist and documentary director born in South Korea. Her work revolves around the notions of memory and the frontiers between reality and fiction. Hayoun is fascinated by the artistic potential of VR, a powerful medium capable of questioning object truth.
MICHAEL CATALANO - Michael is the creator of Bright Shadows, an 11 minute animation that choreographs colorful abstractions to instrumental music. Inspired by the Visual Music artists of the early 20th century, Bright Shadows is part of a long tradition of visual art that aspires to the purity of music. “My motivation is to create visuals that evoke the feelings of the music,” say Michael. Michael is currently a 3D effects animator at Disney Animation Studios.