SIXR is delighted to announce the 4th Edition of our Cinematic VR Challenge!!!

Challenge

To produce an immersive experimental reality piece in 48 hours, resulting in an presentation to the whole community at the end of the event.

Description

In 48 hours, we will be experimenting on ways to make an immersive piece that suspends the feeling of disbelief and gives audiences presence. Strangers and friends will split into multiple teams, and each team explores this new field to create 5 minutes worth of 360 and immersive film.

Challenge #4

A big thank you and welcome to our newest sponsor, VIAR360, a cloud-based virtual reality storytelling platform! Our friend, Dejan Gajšek, from VIAR360 will be joining us and teaching a class in how to use their platform for 360 Storytelling. For more info: https://app.viar360.com/

A warm welcome back to our sponsors from last year's Holiday edition #3, 3Dio, which manufactures professional binaural microphones that are the premier 3D audio recording device for ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Motor Response), VR virtual reality, field recording and recording studios. https://3diosound.com/

Thrilled to announce Skybox Mettle has joined as a sponsor, offering complimentary license keys to its plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects for 360 video editing to all participants for the duration of the challenge. We will provide an intro class to using these tools, taught by SIXR alum, Ryan White. Especially exciting, we will be raffling off a Skybox Mettle 360 Suite bundle worth $500 among those who complete their project using these tools. http://www.mettle.com/

UPDATE: Fantastic News!

We have arranged with MoCapNow to do some motion capture work that can be imported into our projects. If you have a character in mind, please contact us and we'll tell you what CJ needs from you to prep for your shoot. We will also be holding a pre-Challenge Best Practices Orientation a few days before the challenge (date TBA) so we can make the most of our time in the studio by prepping as much in advance as possible, and understanding what to expect and what will be expected of you, so please email us asap to indicate your interest in participating in our first SIXR "field trip"! Email sixr@studivo.com & please put MoCapNow Field Trip in the subject line. An enormous thank you to CJ, Marin and Ander of MoCapNow. http://www.mocapnow.com/

Given this development, we are announcing the theme in advance, which is: "Magical, Mystical & Mythological Visions".

Our OG SIXR brother, David Feuillatre will be back and giving a presentation: "Virtual Reality - Journey from Cinema to VR", right before our potluck on Saturday evening..

We are still finalizing the program, further details to be released as soon as confirmed. We'll keep some things a surprise until the Friday evening commencement of creative jamming!

We need dedicated volunteers, contact us if interested: Please put SIXR#4 Volunteers in the subject line.

sixr@studivo.com

Any questions, please call: 206-571-8430

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the first SIXR VR Challenge of 2017!

Proposed Experiments

  • Discovering sound for VR with binaural microphone.
  • Trying to create “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response”, or ASMR with a VR experience.
  • Creating interactive eBook.
  • Your ideas are totally welcomed here!

We will also announce and showcase SIXR's new project titled "Cumulus," a VR platform for artists and gallerists!

The free ticket grants access to these time slots:
    Friday:
  • 5:30 pm Meet and greet.
  • 6:00 pm Fast Forward - Community announcement.
  • 6:30 pm Themes proposal.
    Saturday:
  • 7:30 pm Social Community time (BYOB & Potluck).
    Sunday:
  • 7:00pm Demonstrations.

To get started, check out this FREE Cinematic VR Crash Course

  • Hands On Learning and Creatively Tell Compelling Story in VR
  • Learn How to Produce 360° (3D) Video Content Like the Pros
  • Given Enough Time and Practice, You'll Become a Virtual Reality Expert!

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We want to see what creativity and influence you can put out into the world using Virtual Reality as a medium. Virtual Reality renaissance is here, but there are no set standard operating procedures in this unexplored frontier. Be a part of finding out how Virtual Reality is used to create visual and audio narratives!

If you're new to VR, don't feel intimidated! None of us has harnessed the full potential of this medium yet and we want to collectively share ideas/experiences. Come with your ideas, your skills, and your hard work. This event is as much about meeting new friends as it is about creating something awesome together!

To help set up the ambience and mood to stimulate some creative flow, we picked a spot that is unique, quiet (close to Discovery Park), comes equipped with a pond, hot tub, and a hammock.


Cinematic VR Challenge Projects


Mentors

Bring your imagination and bounce your ideas with these experts and passionate mentors during the event.

We are happy to help you materialize your VR/AR/360 dream.

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Event schedule

Rules of conduct:

  • Treat shooting locations and event spaces with the utmost respect.
  • Aside from personal challenges, we will all be moving, cleaning, and helping each other.
  • Respect each other!!! (If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an organizer. We care.)
  • We strive to create a safe environment, but we are not responsible for your personal belongings.

Join Us!

Doors open: appetizers, drinks, get to know your community. The simplest way to launch your VR career is to network with other VR enthusiasts.
Event begins: Community connections, Community shoutouts, Company presentations
Propose your ideas here
Meet your fellow teammates
Let's begin!
Stand-up while enjoying breakfast while proposing a couple talk and presentation topics
Topics are to be determined
Continue working on the projects
Topics are to be determined
BYOB & Potluck
Stand-up while enjoying breakfast while proposing a couple talk and presentation topics
Continue working on the projects
Finish submitting your demo.
Let's eat and chat
Enjoy The Demonstrations

Location Walkthrough and Trailer Video

For best viewing experience in 360, please open the link for location walkthrough using the YouTube app in your mobile phone.

Youtube link

The simplest way to launch your VR Career

For this challenge we will have a 360 camera for each team and a HTC Vive to demo. Pro tools and studio recording system are available at the location.



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Event Location

Birdhouse (by Discovery Park)

Direction and parking locations will be provided once you register.
The venue is surrounded by free street parking. Pay attention to the signs of where you park.
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Awesome Volunteers and Collaborators

Everything is awesome when you're part of a team and when we're living our dream.

Thank you for sticking together working side by side and transforming this event into a magical awesomeness!!

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Disclosure: We will be documenting this event through photography/film and use the content to promote future cinematic VR events. If we're about to take a photo of you and you want to opt out, please let us know! We will respect your privacy and accommodate your needs!

Rules of conduct: - Treat shooting locations and event spaces with the utmost respect. - Aside from personal challenges, we will all be moving, cleaning, and helping each other. - Respect each other!!! (If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an organizer. We care.) - We strive to create a safe environment, but we are not responsible for your personal belongings.

FAQ:

Is the registration for an individual or for a team
Prices are for individual participants.

How many VR Cameras will there be?
5 VR Camera's being provided, 1 for each team. People are also encouraged to bring their own camera

How much time will each group have to use the equipment?
In general teams will have 48 hours with the equipment.

Once teams have completed their videos, will others be able to view it on their phone or on a big screen?
During Sunday demonstration we will have one person in the VR headset, and simultaneously broadcast the experience on the big screen for everyone else to watch. After demonstrations, people will have the opportunity to jump into the different projects at will.

Is the location open over night?
Yes!

Will there be food?
Yes! We will provide food. Alternatively, there are some restaurants nearby.

Direction and Parking:
Direction and parking locations will be provided once you join. The venue is surrounded by free street parking. Pay attention to the signs of where you park.

Ownership:
Each team member of a project owns their own IP and collectively owns the final result of the project. They can then opt to license it to non project participants under a Creative Commons NC-SA-BY license, to empower others to share it with their friends, remix it, download it, whatever, as long as they're not making a commercial profit from your work.

Disabilities Assistance:
Contact SIXR@Studivo.com We are glad to help.

Is Cinematic VR Really Virtual Reality?
You are welcome to form your own opinion after doing research and here's a good start: IS CINEMATIC VR REALLY VIRTUAL REALITY?

What is Northwest VR community?
Members of Northwest VR Community self organized building a flourishing VR ecosystem that support each other and define it organically. We are leading the VR renaissance, and we're not only riding the wave of change but also becoming the wave maker. There is one rule here: be awesome to each other!

This event is part of ongoing process leading toward SIXR (Simulated Immersive Experimental Realities) Cinematic VR Festival next year. This festival will feature curated contents from other parts of the world as well as locally.