Technology and Prospects of VR

Master class "Technology and Prospects of Virtual Reality" in partnership with FILM.UA Faculty will take place on September 20 at Hyatt Regency Kyiv in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2016.

Rapid development of technology has led to the fact that just watching the picture, even in 3D, is no longer enough for the audience. For more complete perception of the created world, computer systems mimic the interaction with the virtual environment, involving all five human senses. VR technology is developing rapidly, and today it gives content producers the opportunity to expand the methods of interaction with the customer, providing new perspectives. 

During the master class "Technologies and Prospects of Virtual Reality" the following topics will be discussed:

- VR technology – overview and opportunities
- Origins and history of VR
- Review of existing technologies and insider information about their differences
- Formats of VR content, methods of their monetization
- Why VR is media
- Practical cases from BBC Studios

Master class expert – Tom BURTON, Interaction & Technology Lead, BBC Studios / Digital Storytelling Team (UK). Tom is the creator of the successful project Home: Spacewalk Experience – virtual tour of the International Space Station, the group head of innovative projects at BBC.

Tom Burton is a digital creative and technologist with a specialism in innovation and 20 years’ experience in the industry. Currently leading interactive & technology for BBC Studios and their digital innovation team. Also, Tom Burton is a trustee and founder of theatre and creative tech collective Raucous and previously an agency founder and consultant for businesses, startups and organizations.


Tom has been working across the BBC in VR, directing and master minding the award winning Home: Spacewalk Experience, advising on strategy and leading initiatives with global partners. Speaker will present online. 

Also in the course of the master class FILM.UA Group will present its cases of VR 360 content production.

The master class will be held on September 20 from 13:00 till 15:00, in Paris conference room of Hyatt Regency Kyiv hotel
(5 Alla Tarasova Str., Kyiv, Ukraine).

The master class is free for the participants of any paid event in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK. Price for the master class only is 150 UAH (payment can be done on-site on the event day).

Preliminary registration is required (please fill in the form below). 
Please note that seats are limited. After receiving your registration the organizers will contact you directly in order to confirm your access to the event.

Master class will be held via Skype conference. 

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