Learn, connect and be inspired
Last year over 100 Sunshine Coast creatives came to Immerse to be inspired by the storytelling potential of immersive technologies. This year, over 2 days of intensive masterclasses presented by world-leading experts, you'll learn the hands-on skills for incorporating AR and VR into your practice.
Immerse is again being hosted at the fantastic Learning Hub at St Andrew's and attendees have the option of two streams, one focused on incorporating Augmented Reality into visual art and the other about using Virtual Reality tools and technology to create immersive stories.
Immerse 2018 offers amazing value thanks to funding support from our partners. In addition to learning hands-on skills from world class practitioners and teaching assistants over two intensive days, your event ticket includes delicious catered lunches on both days. As an added bonus, you also get an invitation to the Immerse networking party on the Noosa river on Saturday evening ($40pp).
AR StreamBring Your Visual Art to Life with AR
You will learn how to bring your visual art to life using augmented reality. This masterclass will teach you how to create 2d animations that add a magical interactive quality to any visual artwork. From street murals, to canvas paintings, to book illustrations, you'll learn to add motion and sound to your art and bring into the Eyejack augmented reality platform to unlock amazing creative possibilities.
VR StreamCreate Immersive Stories with VR
In this stream, you will be making an immersive film from go to whoa. On day one, you'll learn to create 3D environments, characters and props in virtual reality using modeling and sculpting tools. On day two, you'll bring your story to life through animation, motion capture and virtual cinematography. You'll learn to use these new-found skills for both recorded and live action performances which will wow audiences.
World class specialists pushing the boundaries of what's possible in VR and AR.
Helena PapageorgiouVideo Producer, Animator, Projection artist and Illustrator
Helena's work incorporates various stylistic mediums from film, collage, motion design, 2D and 3D animation to convey a sense of visual immersion. From concept to screen, Helena tells stories through movement, image and illustration. The combination of these allow for a visual feast of metamorphic images which allow for a condensation of form and perceived meaning. Her projects include working with Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, Geelong After Dark, BIGSOUND, End of the Line as well as multiple music videos for bands based in Australia and Internationally.
Charles HendenImmersive Technologist & Studio Founder
Charles Henden has been a software engineer and lead programmer in the entertainment industry for over ten years contributing to a diverse range of video game titles from movie licensed party games, through AAA franchise shooters and next gen sports simulations. Charles recently founded VISITOR, a studio that invites you to explore creative offerings in performance art, storytelling, organisational intelligence and automated cinematography. Through his collaboration with Sutu, he has received a Sundance fellowship for explorations in the VR storytelling space. Charles will tell us how storytellers can blend the disciplines of film, game development, live performance and animation to create new immersive art forms.
|9:00||Registration||Please have ticket receipts available on your phone for scanning at the registration desk. Attendees will all be given name badges and tag indicating artist/creative discipline to facilitate networking. The event starts at 9:30am sharp.|
|9:30||Welcome to Country||Brent Miller, representative of the Kabi Kabi People - traditional owners and custodians of the local area - will share with us the importance of storytelling to Aboriginal Culture and how it links people and earth.|
|9:45||Welcome to Immerse 2018||
|10:00||The Art of Immersive Storytelling
Stu Campbell (SUTU)
|Stu will tell us about a new generation of VR art tools and how he is using a them to tell stories through his ground-breaking paintings, illustrations, comics and exhibitions.|
|Jaymis will bring us up to speed on the state of the art for how Immersive technologies like virtual and mixed reality can be used in visual and performance art & media to tell stories in totally new ways.|
Dr Sarah Jane Pell
|Sarah will share with us her experience of using virtual and mixed reality in live performance and the creative possibilities now enabled by this technology.|
|11:30||Panel - Immersive Filmmaking
Moderator: J'aimee Skippon-Volke
|The panel will tell us how immersive technology changes the game for filmmakers and how they can use its unique features to create compelling stories that wow audiences.|
|Leah will speak about a decade of explorations in locative audio and introduce the future possibilities of 3D sound in immersive storytelling.|
|12:40||Lunch||In a world first, local musician, Andre Butterworth (aka Copycatt), will perform a set of his tracks produced and played live in VR.|
|13:30||Panel - Commercial Opportunities for Immersive Storytellers
Moderator: Jim Picton
|Panelists will tell us how immersive storytelling can be applied in commercial contexts and the growing demand for these skills coming from industry|
|14:15||Pathway to Immersive Skills
|Deb will advise creatives and artists about the learning pathways they can follow to develop the skills for building immersive storytelling into their practice.|
Hands on Experiences
Your ticket to learning valuable new skills
Create Noosa is a not-for-profit organisation. Ticket proceeds go to covering the costs of our fantastic presenters and the delicious lunch on offer each day.
I was lucky enough to attend Immerse 2017 and came away inspired by the possibilities showcased by those amazing presenters. This event promises to be even better.
Adam BNoosa Artist
Tickets$89 40 PLACES ONLY
- 2 x Delicious lunches
- World class presenters
- Hands-on masterclasses
- Use of VR/AR hardware and software
- Invitation to Immerse networking party
The Learning Hub at St. Andrew's Anglican College,
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