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Virtual Reality and 360° Film


Call for Applications

Europe’s exclusive training- and development lab for Virtual Reality and 360° Film!

Virtual Reality is the most innovative medium these days. Storytelling is undergoing an evolutionary process, spatial narration requires old wisdom and new skills, the relationship between narrator and audience has to be redefined. So, what does it take to create valuable and sustainable content for a 360° sphere?

The VR Creators’ Lab addresses to all writers, VR developers, game designers, 360° filmmakers, creative producers and VR enthusiasts with the urge to create great content. It provides a creative playground to learn about the challenges of spatial narratives.

Applicable for all European Citizen

What’s it?

The 5-day training with intense expert sessions, mentored pressure cooking development, guided rapid prototyping and group writing sessions in Munich. The lab also provides hands-on workshops in full CG VR and 360° shooting. It is a safe haven to learn, explore, experiment and work together – in a completely non-competitive, multidisciplinary, creative, sparkling and enjoyable environment.

You will improve your technical skills, train your psychological knowledge, enhance your team competence and use rapid prototyping. Creativity, inspiration and expertise will come together in a mix of keynotes, case studies, hands-on workshops, design thinking sessions and content development.

VR Creators’ Lab provides an introduction to the cutting-edge technical, aesthetical, methodical and psychological state of spatial narration, ranging from programming and shooting to postproduction, including the use of design thinking and rapid prototyping methods.

When & Where July 17th–21st 2017, Munich/Germany

Application: Apply with your CV, a personal statement, work samples until April 28th, 2017 (6 pm CET). Don’t apply with an own project. All developments during the lab are for experimental and learning purposes only.

Selection Participation in the lab is subject to selection on the basis of the creative background, production potential, experience in VR and/or 360°. In principle, all applicants should have a professional background as a filmmaker or game designer or storyteller or VR developer or creative producer with working experience in their field.

All candidates will be informed of the final selection until June 2nd, 2017.

Application form: Send your application to attachment size max. 20 MB, subject heading: VR Creators’ Lab – APPLICATION

Questions? Send your e-mail to subject heading: VR Creators’ Lab – INFORMATION

Dates Applications closed: April 28th, 2017 Jury decision: June 2nd, 2017 Lab: July 17th–21st, 2017 Hackathon (optional): July, 22nd – 23rd, 2017

Participation fee: € 870 (includes 5-day-lab with international experts and specialized mentors, 6 nights accommodation in Munich)

Scholarships: Scholarships for free are available.

For further information please visit: Follow us on Facebook #VR Creators’ Lab and Twitter @VRCreatorsLab

The VR Creators’ Lab is part of the Creative Europe Media training initiative »VR Accelerator Europe«, organized by the Bavarian Film Centre Munich, with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Bavaria Film Studios. Head of VR Creators’ Lab is Astrid Kahmke.