How to become an immersive creator - deadline 20 Jan midnight UK

26/02/2020 https://trcmedia.org/news/posts/2019/december/immersive-bootcamp-dundee-apply-now/
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How to Become an Immersive Creator' - a bootcamp from The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, in association with TRC.

26th and 27th February 2020 at InGame, Dundee.

Immersive production in the UK is entering a period of growth and scaling up. It has been forecast that an impressive £62.5 billion will be added to the UK economy by 2030 through AR and VR (Source: The Immersive Economy in 2019).

Storytelling is key to this success. 

This bootcamp is an exciting opportunity for creative professionals working in film, television, theatre or games who are keen to explore immersive storytelling. It will be a fast-paced intensive 2-day introduction to the skills and knowledge required to become an Immersive Creative.

What's on offer?

  • Gain an understanding of the landscape and what is happening in immersive production
  • Get up to speed with the potentials of VR/AR and MR, and the technologies, workflows, models and skills involved in production
  • Experience and discuss some of the best examples of 360 and room scale VR pieces
  • Examine how different immersive production companies approach building their teams and creating working models for new projects
  • Get a flavour of how projects are both financed and marketed

The bootcamp will be a mix of presentations, simultaneous viewing of VR and immersive pieces followed by discussion and interactive exercises, along with industry experts sharing their insights and case studies.

Previous Bootcamps have led to creatives being funded to work at Maze Theory on Peaky Blinders' venture into VR, on Top Gear's first immersive stunt at REWIND and on a range of exciting immersive productions at Nexus Studios, Passion Pictures and Surround Vision. 

Eligibility

The Bootcamp is for writers, producers and directors working in film, television, theatre and games who are interested in VR/AR/MR and are looking for an opportunity to move into immersive storytelling.


Participants must have at least 2 production credits, be keen to work in immersive and, if working with a company, be strategically placed to influence. Selected delegates will have the opportunity to go on a paid placement (for up to 10 weeks) with an immersive company. Priority in the application process will be given to those who are interested in going on to a paid placement.

Bootcamp participants are eligible for other StoryFutures Academy opportunities including kickstarter funding.

Accommodation will be provided. For delegates travelling to Dundee there may be discretionary support available for travel costs.