SAN FRANCISCO STOP OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE VR FILM FESTIVAL
The fourth stop of The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is Shaky City! 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.
NOTE: This event is 21 and up. We will also sell tickets at the door until the venue reaches capacity.
• 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 addmission 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.
MAC CAULEY - Artist, engineer, and animator Mac Cauley is the creator of The Night Café, a virtual reality experience that takes you inside a Vincent van Gogh painting. The Night Café won the grand prize for the Oculus VR Mobile Game Jam of 2015.
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.
MOLLY SWENSON - Originally from Seattle, Molly is member of the founding team at RYOT, an LA-based media company and is one of the most prolific, female virtual reality filmmakers under 30. RYOT's VR films 'Nepal Quake Project' and 'Welcome To Aleppo' have received press coverage in over 300 media outlets, including NPR, NYT, BBC, re/code and reached over 500 million people. Molly is working on VR films with journalists around the world and partners like The Sierra Club, Pencils of Promise, the ONE Campaign, the UN, The Dolphin Project and the Ad Council.