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Waiting for The Waiting Room: Rolf de Heer on the Future of VR

Waiting for The Waiting Room: Rolf de Heer on the Future of VR

August 21st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Interviews Virtual Reality
Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer speaks to 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Zach Karpinellison about his latest collaboration with directors Mark Eland and Molly Reynolds; the groundbreaking 3D VR experience The Waiting Room.
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Q&A with Rone director Lester Francois

Q&A with Rone director Lester Francois

July 26th 2017 | World Premiere Virtual Reality MIFF 2017 Australian Films 66th MIFF
The director of the VR experience Rone answers some questions about the artist's transition from street art to fine art and the challenges of making VR...
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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

May 23rd 2017 | Virtual Reality Talking Pictures podcast MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

The principal VR filmmaker at Google, Jessica Brillhart has been demonstrating the power of the VR medium through numerous award winning shorts and documentaries.

Martin Brown (AFTRS) joined her at MIFF 2016 to discuss the nascent medium of VR, and her exploration of the cinematic language of VR.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

May 8th 2017 | vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

Virtual Reality (VR) is redefining the approach of contemporary filmmaking. Learn about the cutting-edge technology, immersive storytelling and the challenges of virtual reality with Australian VR filmmakers Oscar Raby (The Turning Forest/Easter Rising), Penelope Thomas (VR Noir), Martin Taylor (VR Noir), Michael Beets (Jafri) and Tracey Taylor (executive producer, The Pulse VR). Moderated by Geor

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

September 22nd 2016 | vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016

In 2016, Virtual Reality is a new frontier in storytelling - a space currently reimagining and reinventing the language of cinema, reconstituting the idea of what a filmmaker is and what an audience is. It's a space where cutting-edge technology is being harnessed, but the rules of telling a story are still being written.

Eric Darnell is one of VR's emerging masters - best known as the writer/dir

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Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

August 9th 2016 | Virtual Reality MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF
Synchronous 360 Video Playback will enable audiences with no prior exposure to VR to experience this new technology as seamlessly as possible.
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