VR DOC LAB: Virtual Reality Factory

In cooperation with the Academy of Visual Arts Kharkiv, Docudays UA is enhancing the toolset of documentary cinema by mastering the creation of VR films for the first time. As a part of the 18th Docudays UA industry programme, we will hold the VR DOC LAB, a series of open lectures by prominent European specialists who will focus us on the main stages of VR cinema production: from script development to distribution.

 

Using their own projects as examples, the speakers will share their experience of working with modern digital technology, such as 360° video, 3D modelling, animation and interactivity. They will also share important nuances about the cultural market.

The lectures will be given online on 27 March – 3 April. You need to register to participate. See more details here.

 

VR DOC LAB proposes to consider the following aspects of VR film creation:

  • VR storytelling;
  • technical means and tools for making a VR film;
  • developing a budget, financial plan, searching for funding;
  • producing VR films, marketing plans;
  • distribution and festivals;
  • interactivity; analysis of the latest leading examples.

 

The lectures will be of interest to screenwriters, directors, journalists, producers, artists, developers, curators.

 

The VR DOC LAB speakers will include: Gayatri Parameswaranan author of immersive projects, filmmaker; Felix Gaedtke, a prominent immersive storytelling specialist and creative producer; Gayatri and Felix founded the NowHere Media storytelling studio together; Zilla Watsona digital and immersive technology consultant; Sönke Kirchhof, a producer, director, stereographer, consultant and the founder of INVR.SPACE; Ulrich Schrauth, an international curator, creative director and artist working in the field of immersive media; and Astrid Kahmke, a curator and the creative director of the Bavarian Film Centre.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

27 March | 1:30 p.m. – Gayatri Parameswaran. Storytelling in VR

28 March | 1:30 p.m. – Zilla Watson. Winning over audiences with virtual reality storytelling

30 March | 1:30 p.m. – Felix Gaedtke. Budget and financing plan

31 March | 1:30 p.m. – Astrid Kahmke. Build the infrastructure that let you work in VR

2 April  | 1:30 p.m. – Sönke Kirchhof. Hints and tips for VR documentaries: a mixture of case studies from last 5 years

3 April  | 1:30 p.m. – Ulrich Schrauth. ON DISPLAY: Current landscape of XR Festivals for artists and creatives

 

VR DOC LAB organizer: Academy of Visual Arts Kharkiv.

Project partners: VR HAM! (Hamburg), INVR.SPACE (Berlin), NowHere Media (Berlin), Docudays UA (Kyiv).

VR DOC LAB is supported by the European Union through the House of Europe programme.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, please email at avakharkiv@gmail.com.

 

19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
Ulrich Schrauth. ON DISPLAY: Current landscape of XR Festivals for artists and creatives
Out-of-competition
03 April 2021
Ulrich Schrauth. ON DISPLAY: Current landscape of XR Festivals for artists and creatives
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
03 April 2021
Astrid Kahmke. Build the infrastructure that let you work in VR
Out-of-competition
31 March 2021
Astrid Kahmke. Build the infrastructure that let you work in VR
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
31 March 2021
Sönke Kirchhof. Hints and tips for VR documentaries: a mixture of case studies from last 5 years
Out-of-competition
02 April 2021
Sönke Kirchhof. Hints and tips for VR documentaries: a mixture of case studies from last 5 years
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
02 April 2021
Felix Gaedtke. Budget and financing plan
Out-of-competition
30 March 2021
Felix Gaedtke. Budget and financing plan
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
30 March 2021
Gayatri Parameswaran. Storytelling in VR
Out-of-competition
27 March 2021
Gayatri Parameswaran. Storytelling in VR
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
27 March 2021
Zilla Watson. Winning over audiences with virtual reality storytelling
Out-of-competition
28 March 2021
Zilla Watson. Winning over audiences with virtual reality storytelling
Duration
90’
Out-of-competition
28 March 2021