The Immersive Advertising Mixer

The Immersive Advertising Mixer

This week’s episode is a live recording from the panel discussion at VRScout’s June monthly mixer, where we talk all about how brands and advertisers are using VR/AR. Talking about specific use cases in detail and presenting a well-rounded set of perspectives are our panelists: Augie Chun from Snap, Inc., Izzy Parkinson from Google's Tilt Brush, and Carly Chevalier from RED Interactive. We discuss why brands love immersive media, how to strategically plan your immersive content campaigns for cross-platform distribution and amplification, how Tilt Brush can be used for virtual reality as well as augmented reality experiences, and what brands and immersive creators need to learn from each other. Hosted by Malia Probst.

Andy Lowery, CEO and founder of RealWear

Andy Lowery, CEO and founder of RealWear

This week we interview Andy Lowery, CEO and founder of RealWear. Based in Portland, OR, RealWear is taking a different approach to augmented reality and on the job training and support for enterprise. Hear about Andy’s insights into what industrial workers need now, what the differences are between an HUD and HMD, and why Realwear has raised $17M in a Series A round of investment - https://www.realwear.com/

 

Nora Kirkpatrick, writer/director of Door #1 on Hulu

Nora Kirkpatrick, writer/director of Door #1 on Hulu

We talk all things immersive comedy with Nora Kirkpatrick, writer/director of the brand new, first of its kind live action VR comedy Door #1 on Hulu. Nora is a longtime writer, actress, and musician, appearing in TV shows like Greek and The Office while also being one of the first creators to venture into exploring immersive comedy with the episodic Hulu VR series Virtually Mike and Nora along with SNL alum Mike O’Brien. As an interactive experience, Door #1 is a groundbreaking adventure exploring what it’s like to be the protagonist controlling the storyline-- from rekindling your relationship with an old high school flame to smoking with Snoop Dogg... in space. Nora opens up about the process of developing the branching narrative, how creating in VR can be compared to traditional media like 2D film/TV or theatre, and what she’s learned about creating comedic content with 360° video - https://www.hulu.com/door-1

 

The VRLA Episode

The VRLA Episode

In this week’s studio episode hosted by Malia Probst we talk all about the third annual VRLA with Zeynep Abes from VRScout. We talk about how VRLA has evolved over the years and transformed itself into a premium destination for developers looking to expose their hard work, serving as a Comic Con of sorts for those hungry for the latest in VR, AR, and other immersive content. – https://vrscout.com/podcast/

The Tribeca Episode

The Tribeca Episode

In this week’s studio episode hosted by Malia Probst we dive into all things immersive at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival with Scouts Zeynep Abes and Kyle Melnick. As one of the largest independent film fests in the world, Tribeca has been showcasing their Virtual Arcade since 2016 and is a premiere launching pad for immersive content. We talk about how the Virtual Arcade has evolved over the years, emerging immersive media trends, and discuss a few of the standout experiences and installations at the festival - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

 

THIS WEEK’S (4/24/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (4/24/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

Join Malia and Jonathan in the VRScout studio this week, talking all about Google's plan to save historic landmarks with 3D scanning, new developer tools just made the Vive Pro VR headset become AR-compatible, the hand tracking company Leap Motion just released an open-source AR headset design, someone spent 30 days living in VR, and the YouTube VR Creator Lab is now accepting applications - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

 

The Impact of Immersive Technology

The Impact of Immersive Technology

This week’s episode is a live recording from the panel discussion at VRScout’s most recent monthly mixer, where we talk all about the impact of VR and AR. As the field of immersive technology grows, what are the social issues that can arise from the growing prevalence of this technology? What are the opportunities to leverage this technology in driving towards positive social impact? The discussion features Sarah Steele (Google), Danfung Dennis (Condition 1), Mike Libecki (National Geographic Explorer), Sam Bergen (VICE Media), and is co-hosted by Malia Probst of VRScout and Jason Nichols of enso.

 

Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

We shine the spotlight on LA-based immersive filmmaker Celine Tricart in this week’s episode, a conversation in the VRScout studio hosted by Malia and Zeynep. Celine produced and co-directed Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies,” a VR experience about the Yazidi women fighting ISIS in Iraq, and we talk about how the unique 360° video was made and how filmmakers should conceptualize and design immersive experiences - http://www.celine-tricart.com