VRFX Toronto

Bitmaker
220 King St W, Ste 200

Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm

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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

Firstborn has been pioneers in emerging technology for nearly 20 years. We craft stories and experiences that resonate with the consumer – stories and experiences that solve real business challenges. With virtual reality we help marketers navigate this emerging and ever-in-flux landscape to craft the right story with the right technology leading to best-in-class experiences.

The Art of Patrón by Firstborn is a first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality experience that combines live action VR filming with vivid, cinematic CG. With Patrón’s signature bee as the guide, fans watch the entire artisanal process unfold from the bee’s unique point-of-view as it chases an agave plant from the fields and follows it to Hacienda Patrón where its transformed into premium tequila.

Occupied VR specializes in the production of 360 virtual reality content, wielding cutting-edge technology to deliver a new frontier of innovative storytelling and gaming. Supported platforms include the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Google Cardboard.

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 (Toronto)

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.

Bitmaker

Startup accelerators launch companies. We launch careers. It starts by surrounding you with a cohort of highly motivated, entrepreneurial learners and a team of tech industry leaders. Our immersive programs have graduated hundreds of students and helped 90% of them launch new careers in tech. Hundreds more students have added skills to their existing career with our part-time classes.

Visual Effects Society (Toronto)

TorontoVR is a monthly event for the VR community in Toronto where we can share, discuss, connect and explore the potential of Virtual Reality! Game Designers / Developers, Artists, Film Makers and Curiosity Seekers are all welcome so please feel free to check out our next event!