The first part of the event was dedicated to the technical challenges of Virtual Reality with presentations by Dr. Ralf Schäfer from Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, who talked about problems and solutions when shooting with 360° cameras, and Henry Bauer from Exozet, whose talk focused on live streaming to VR glasses, using soccer matches as potential content. Apart from that, Josef Kluger from KUK Film gave an insight into the production of 360° commercials for different clients, one being from the automotive industry. His presentation was followed by a vivid panel discussion between the three speakers plus Alexander Bartneck from TRIAD and David Chechelashvili from XPAND as additional guests.
After a short break, the second part of the workshop dealt with the storytelling possibilities of the medium VR. Angus Cameron, co-founder of Vision3, gave an introduction into this topic and talked about his personal perspective, while emphasizing how important good content is to really make use of the potential of this technology. The next talk was given by Christoph Franke from the Digital Concert Hall. He shared his convincing vision for people all around the world to be able to see and listen live to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Finally, Sönke Kirchhof from reallifefilm international presented his company’s latest project, a concept for a Virtual Reality documentary. Another panel discussion with the three last-named speakers in addition with Frank Govaere from UFA Serial Drama wrapped up this second block of our event.
The official part was followed by a networking opportunity at our 3IT showroom. We are very glad that so many different people and experts on VR were brought together and took the chance to exchange their knowledge, visions and opinions. There was such a particularly high demand for participation in a VR workshop that the decision was made that “Hands on VR @ 3IT” was the initiation of a series of events of the same or similar kind.
To have a look at the topics and speakers you can still download the program here.