Mon, 26 Jun|
Online Webinar, via Zoom
An Introduction to Immersive Storytelling
WFTV members are invited to join this online exploration of the immersive landscape and how immersive storytelling can be incorporated into creative portfolios.
Time & Location
26 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Online Webinar, via Zoom
About the Event
WFTV members are invited to join this online exploration of the immersive landscape and how immersive storytelling can be incorporated into creative portfolios. Head of StoryFutures immersive, Becky Gregory-Clarke will be joined by multi-award-winning producer and director Eloise Singer as they discuss how traditional film and TV creative practitioners can utilise immersive storytelling within their toolkits.
Eloise will be speaking about how her debut VR venture; The Pirate Queen, which will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this June.
Their will be an opportunity to ask Becky and Eloise any questions you may have during the last 20 minutes of the session.
18:25: Please join the webinar waiting room.
18:30: Introduction to immersive storytelling and the landscape with Becky Gregory-Clarke.
18:50: Eloise Singer talk on her journey from traditional film and TV production to VR projects.
19:10: Attendee Q&A opens.
About Becky Gregory-Clarke
Rebecca is Head of Immersive at StoryFutures and NFTS, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the NFTS and Royal Holloway, University of London. This programme, funded by UK Research & Innovation, aims to help the UK creative industries to become the most skilled in the world in the use of immersive and real-time production technology for storytelling. Rebecca was formerly Head of Technology - Immersive at Digital Catapult, and a Development Producer and Research Technologist at BBC R&D.
StoryFutures is the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal Holloway, University of London. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, the Academy develops cutting-edge creative training and research programmes, to ensure the UK creative workforce is the most skilled in the world in the use of virtual, augmented and real-time production technology for immersive storytelling.
About Eloise Singer
Eloise is a multi-award-winning British producer and director. She was born on the channel island Jersey and grew up in South America. Singer returned to the U.K. and studied Political Science at the University of Leeds; having graduated with a first-class degree, she studied Film Production at the London Film Academy. Singer proceeded to work at Pinewood Studios on film and television productions for BBC, Channel 4, Netflix, Disney and Paramount Pictures including The Crown (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Ready Player One (2018). She set up her own production company Singer Studios in 2017, a creative studio empowering a new generation of creatives to tell the boldest stories across film, podcast, documentary and immersive media.
Singer has produced and directed several projects including VR piece The Pirate Queen (2022) which won The Discovery Award for Best Debut at Raindance Film Festival, she then co-wrote and directed Mrs Benz (2022) which premiered at Venice Film Festival and was nominated for The Three Lions. The Pirate Queen will be making its world premiere Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on from 7th - 8th June 2023.
Singer also executive produced Billie Piper's critically acclaimed directing debut Rare Beasts (2019) starring Lily James and David Thewlis, which premiered at Venice Film Festival, London and SXSW. She is currently executive producing The Last Riflemanstarring Pierce Brosnan as well as producing and directing an investigative documentary series and podcast with XYZ Films and Library Films.
Singer Studios is a UK-based production company and creative studio that specialises in a new frontier of entertainment. The company uses the power of storytelling to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and spark change by finding the best untold stories and telling them in the most engaging way possible.
How will the online event work?
This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.
Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions by using the Q&A feature.
This event is for existing WFTV members only.
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