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VIRTUAL/360 NIGHT | March 2017
Wed, March 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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Join us for an evening of vr/360 speakers, networking, and pizza/beer!
There'll be some great industry discussions plus samplings of content experiences provided by some of NYC's best vr/360 innovators.
Kiira is a VR & AR Producer/Director for Two Goats. Her background crosses the mediums of theater, improv, documentary, fiction, and virtual reality. Kiira is a recent recipient of the 2017 Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Fellowship. “Cardboard City” her first venture in Virtual Reality won the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest (2016) and debuted at Sundance. Following this VR film her interactive installation for “Cardboard City” combining VR and AR premiered at the 54th annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Her upcoming short film “Hilda” will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017
Awards: 2017 recipient of the Ford Foundation JustFilms Fellowship with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. Winner of the Samsung Gear Indie 2016 "There in 60 Seconds" contest for “Cardboard City.” IndieWire’s Project of the Week for “The Wave Maker” in 2012. For her work with the Angels for Children Foundation in 2007 Verizon named her a “Local Hero.”
TOM WESTERLIN, Creative Director | NiceShoes
Tom is a Creative Director with an emphasis on emerging tech and a drive to connect brands and users through authentic experiences. He started in gaming where he brought characters to life for hit titles including The Godfather and The Sims. He then headed u the production studio at Mekanism creating content for BP and Charles Schwab, while leading a number of interactive projects and one of the first Augmented Reality experiences for Doritos. Tom is currently spearheading our VR and AR projects where he gets to combine his talent and passion for gaming, design, production and directing, having successfully launched the Mio Garden VR experience as well as the 360 degree music video, Sideshow.
ADRIAN WINTER, VFX Supervisor | NiceShoes
Adrian is a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Artist with over fourteen years of industry experience.
From 2009 to 2013, he was the Senior Compositor and Animator at Süperfad - New York. He's worked at some of the leading motion graphics and post shops including Spontaneous, Imaginary Forces, and Brickyard VFX. In addition, he also worked on-site for CBS at Super Bowls XLI and XLIV. Winter’s projects of note include ESPN’s X Games; an AICP, Clio and a Cannes winning spot for Durex; as well as Danny and the Wild Bunch, a short film blending live action and animation that's made its way through many film festivals.
Inspired by visually frenetic filmmakers like the Coen Brothers, Edgar Wright, and Tom Tykwer, Talia Mazzarella attended NYU's Film and TV program. Upon graduating, Talia started as a visual effects assistant, spending time with Superfad and Charlex where she developed a passion for taking on projects with VFX and technical challenges. She joined Nice Shoes in 2015, working with the studio’s creative directors and VFX artists to edit projects for Hasbro, Gillette, Garnier, and entered the world of virtual reality on a 360 degree music video, “Sideshow.”
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