How to Create Engaging VR/AR & Mixed Reality Experiences
If you are interested in creating engaging VR experiences, but have no idea where to start, this master class is for you. Join our VR/AR/MR workshop with an emphasis on the younger audience. What works, what doesn’t work and why. How do you create for kids in this brave new world. With mainstream brands already creating for children, we will look at the early adopters. From the Cartoon Network to Google Expeditions in the classroom and Samsung’s bedtimeVR stories which allow a shared experiences, this workshop will introduce you to the world of VR/AR/MR. We will review the current state of the art and look at what to expect in the future. Much of the content lacks engagement with storytelling, this is your chance to dive in as a new comer and learn how to get started in the field with content that works.
11:00 — 12:00
An Indie Studio’s Guide to the Future of Animation, Education and Production
E*D Films is an animation lab based in Montreal, Canada that has positioned itself at the convergence of technology, gaming, animation, education, and R&D. Exec. producer, Archita Ghosh will discuss the democratization of media production, the opening up of storytelling possibilities, free tutorials, animator friendly tools, community collaboration, and innovative models from business and process perspectives. From the practical realities of shrinking budgets and tighter deadlines, to the continuous drive towards quality and beauty, E*D Films tackles the challenges of the evolving digital industry head on with an eye towards the desires of current and future animators in a digital landscape that is shifting to its new form.
12:00p — 1:30p
1:30p — 3:30p
How to Have Lunch and Sell Your Show Successfully!
Learn the secrets of producing and selling a hit animated property from Emmy-winning producer and Frederator Studios founder, Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, Fairly OddParents). As Seibert explains, “For 10 years, I asked anyone within earshot, ‘How do we sell a show?’I heard every answer imaginable. But veteran producer Florence Small gave me the best advice of all: “Your ideas don’t really matter,” she said. “Everyone’s got an idea. Go to lunch with the people who can buy a show from you.” Having a great show is only half the battle. Now, you need someone willing to pay for it. And no one will pay for a show from someone they don’t know. Everyone’s got a boss they answer to, even the president of a network—and every show is a multi-million-dollar investment. Who’s going to hand over millions to someone they don’t even know? Seibert will discuss how to create a relationship — many relationships — with people who can buy your show. Then, when you’ve actually got a great show, they’ll be there for you with their millions and their network!
3:30 — 3:45
3:45p — 5:45p
Creating Profitable Animated Hits in a Non-Linear World
Multiple Annie-award-winning creator of Nickelodeon’s long-running series Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy and animation industry innovator Butch Hartman, will share the secrets of his amazing career. He will offer helpful tips on how to develop, pitch, produce and promote your animated content, and discuss the myriad opportunities that new streaming services and online content venues have provided for first-time toon creators. “Technology has allowed content creators to blaze their own path these days,” says Hartman. “I believe that strong characters and strong stories will always win the day. In this master class, we will look at how you can prepare your ideas for a pitch. Then, we examine ways you can pitch your ideas effectively to a studio. We’ll also look at the best ways to stay creative and open to new ideas.”