It’s a big year for VR. With 360-degree video, Cinematic VR can transport us — and when done well — excite the senses and inspire empathy. The technology exceeds our imaginations and the hustle is on to deliver lasting impressions while staying ahead of the curve.

To drive that conversation and bring members of our VR & VFX community together, Cut&Paste is partnering with The Foundry on VRFX, an evening of creative play. Half presentation and half participation, this invite-only event showcases select VR projects and poses a fun, creative challenge to explore the impact elements like compositing, visual effects, and sound can make in VR. The event is supported with The Foundry’s NUKE 10 on Lenovo Thinkstations with Wacom Cintiq 22HDs. New techniques explored, new friendships made, beers consumed.

Sounds like Cut&Paste.

The event is Free-of-Charge and Invite-Only
Refreshments provided courtesy of The Foundry

Presenters

The Mill Immersive

The Mill is a visual effects and content creation studio collaborating on VFX, digital and design projects for the advertising, games and music industries. We partner with the world’s best agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands. We have over 26 years of insight and pride ourselves on forming partnerships built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies.

At its centre, The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists from multinational and homegrown backgrounds, nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas. This enables us to offer creative solutions across all our studios from London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. At VRFX, The Mill will premiere the breakdown of a new VR project.

Framestore

Framestore is an Oscar-winning creative studio, home to a collective of artists and visionaries who use innovative talent and technology to create high-end images for every platform. Framestore partners with clients ranging from Hollywood studios to advertisers, ad agencies and production companies to video game developers. In addition to being recognised for its globally celebrated visual effects, Framestore has more recently made its name as an innovator in the digital space, focusing on the immersive engagement potential of interactive visual effects

The Molecule

The Molecule: Based in NYC and LA, The Molecule is a creative studio specializing in VFX, Motion Graphics, VR, Production, and Interactive Installations.

The Molecule will present the breakdown of “Invisible,” a new multi-episode VR series to be premiered at Comic-Con 2016 the following week.

How It Works

Arrival

Check-in, grab a beer, and demo a VR project

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NUKE & VR

The Foundry shares what’s new in NUKE 10, including tools for VR

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Featured VR Projects

Select VR studios introduce their projects, behind-the-scenes, and breakdowns…

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Creative Challenge

Attendees mix it up in matched groups, tackling a challenge based on the featured projects

Powered by

The Foundry’s award-winning node-based compositor, NUKE 10 provides state-of-the-art tools designed to streamline day-to-day workflows and help achieve highest quality results in less time. The Foundry also offers CARA VR, a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.

High Performance, Professional Strength
ThinkStation delivers the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors, which offer unmatched multicore processing efficiency combined with powerful NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics in an innovative and highly-usable design.

Wacom

As the world’s leader in pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface technologies, Wacom brings people and technology closer together through natural, intuitive interface solutions.

Supported by

Visual Effects Society (New York)

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. VES’ almost 3,300 members in 33 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games and new media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES has member Sections in Australia, Bay Area (CA), London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver.

Made in NY Media Center by IFP

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is a new kind of collaborative workspace and incubator dedicated to supporting and connecting the next generation of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs by providing industry resources, events and educational opportunities. Developed through a unique partnership between Independent Filmmaker Project, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, The Media Center is building a community that operates at the intersection of media + technology.