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Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. When it comes to technology, 2020 was a year like no other.
Here are the year's tech winners and losers:
Thursday, May. 10, 2018
Intel brought the Sundance Film Festival and the Smithsonian to Los Angeles with a presentation kicking off the wrap day of the recently concluded 5th annual VRLA confab/expo (5/4-5) at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Among those featured in the session was writer-director Eliza...
Monday, May. 7, 2018
As part of its push into immersive media, Derby has signed VR director Tyson Sadler for exclusive representation. Sadler has applied his VR expertise to subjects ranging from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana. At Derby, he will focus on creating unique immersive...
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018
"Once you walk through that door, you will be in Syria."
That's the instruction a guide named Thea gives before entering the animated virtual reality installation "Hero," one of the immersive selections competing in the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes section. Once suited up with a...
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has added VR pioneering director Jessica Brillhart to its immersive roster. Her latest project is Beethoven’s Fifth, a VR collaboration with NASA’s JPL that is an official selection at SXSW 2018.
Brillhart comes from a...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Bryan Fogel, director of the acclaimed documentary Icarus, affirmed that documentaries are in a golden age, attributable in large part to Netflix which is giving worthwhile work a level of exposure not previously possible.
Serving as a panelist on a Doc Roundtable at the recently...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Underscoring that VR has indeed arrived is the most recent high-profile recognition of its value and artistry, coming from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors which voted to present a Special Award--an Oscar statuette--to director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to present a Special Award--an Oscar® statuette--to director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation, “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible),” in recognition of a visionary and...
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
For 25 years filmmaker Gina Kim wanted to make a movie about the true story of a South Korean sex worker killed by an American soldier, but struggled with how to do so without feeling she was exploiting the victim. Then virtual reality arrived.
Through a partnership of storytelling and...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Amidst the dizzying array of technological breakthroughs and innovations rolled out and showcased at SIGGRAPH this week, the 44th annual confab’s keynote speaker Floyd Norman, now 82 years young, provided some stabilizing context. The pioneering animator and artist--the first African-American to...