San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Time | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue | The Spoke Club, 600 King St W, Toronto
Schedule | 5:30 Registration | 6:00pm - 7:00pm Academy Talks
$10 for Members, $25 for Non-Members
Technology is constantly changing and emerging from one day to the next. Hear from some of today's top experts about working in Virtual and Augmented Reality, both the benefits and challenges of capturing and creating content with 360 cameras and what we can expect in the near future as it enters a more commercial landscape.
Moderator: Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Beth has over 18 years experience in media and cultural philanthropy and am especially passionate about storytelling craft that expands beyond traditional dimensions. From 2009 to 2015 Beth served as executive director of Tribeca Film Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival that was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002. She joined Tribeca in 2003 and was the creative force behind the development of TFI's signature programs.
Jarrett Sherman, President, Digital Howard
Jarrett Sherman is an International Digital Emmy®-nominated producer, with over twenty years experience in features, television and digital media. As President and co-founder of Digital Howard, Jarrett’s focus is on creative and business development for the company, developing original IP, cutting edge experiences, and convergent properties in concert with television producers, broadcasters and brands. Jarrett is one half of the creative team behind Terracosm, a STEM-based mobile gaming adventure that uses augmented and virtual reality to excite kids about science, now being played at science centers across North America.
David Brady, CEO, Cream Productions
As a creative and entrepreneurial producer, David develops, finances and produces across a wide spectrum of high-end internationally recognized projects. In 2003, he co-founded Cream Productions and has since made the company a leader in the international marketplace. At Cream, David oversees development, financing and production - virtually all of Cream's output - and leads the business development of the company. Familiar with telling stories in the rugged natural world, David is currently Executive Producing the second season of international hit Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan for Travel Channel and OLN. David is also the co-founder of Survivorman, on OLN/City TV and Discovery US.
Elli Raynai, Cinehackers
Elli Raynai is a writer, producer, director, and VR filmmaker. He formed the production company Cinehackers in early 2015 to focus on making cinematic VR experiences. He has made two feature films and eight short films but his passion for art and technology led him to explore the possibilities of telling stories and creating experiences in virtual reality. His first experience 'I Am You' was the official selection of the 2016 Kaleidoscope VR World Tour and can now be found on the Oculus Gear VR store. His latest experience, entitled The Key, was recently selected for FIVARS and required users to enter the story and interact with the narrative utilizing the HTC Vive.
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Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.