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2017 Workshops
Vancouver Web Fest was excited to be able to present the following Workshops for the 2017 festival. Buy your tickets to the festival here.

 
Friday, March 17

 
Virtual Reality: Where It's Been, And How To Do It, And Where It's Going
10:00am to 12:00pm
Hammer & Tong

Local VR innovators producing content discuss topics on:

  • Virtual Reality - Journey from Cinema to VR
    Retracing the evolution of film as a medium from Thomas Edison to James Cameron, through the invention of computer graphics, the internet, and the mobile revolution and now through the cognitive concepts behind VR. Proposing a unique perspective on what Virtual Reality truly can be.
  • History of VR
    Development of virtual reality over the last 50 years. Deconstructing 2016 as the "year of VR". Exploring the current limitations on growth and providing some future forecasts including entertainment, travel, education and ethics.
  • Making VR Today
    My first days directing a VR experience. Analyzing how VR wedges itself in between film and theatre from a production standpoint. Comparing live action VR to its counterpart- and the bridging of the gap between video games and cinema. Also exploring the realization that indeed the user is the true director in VR.

James Kingstone
Vancouver, Canada
Producer/Director/Partner at Hammer & Tong

James is a producer/director and one half of Hammer & Tong working in traditional cinema and mixed realities as well as founding the East Van Showcase and spending time on various cinematic event initiatives. Having shot at different spots around the world, James spends most of his time in Vancouver and Seattle these days, working on his dystopian webseries and as many VR hackathons as he can attend. He directed his first VR experience in Seattle in 2016, and it was love at first sight.





Sean Ronan
Vancouver, Canada
Producer/Partner at Hammer & Tong

Sean is a producer working in traditional cinema and mixed realities. A long-time Vancouverite, his work has taken him to Amsterdam, Iran, and Black RocK City, and in addition to films includes journalism, music videos, political campaigns, and immersive experiences. A partner at Hammer & Tong, Sean currently has a webseries in development with Telefilm and an interactive fiction in tech trials at CoMotion Labs. He recently debuted his first virtual reality experience at X-sightings in Seattle.





David Feuillatre
Vancouver, Canada
Visual Effects Supervisor/Director/Documentary Photographer/Partner at Hammer & Tong

Sean is a producer working in traditional cinema and mixed realities. A long-time Vancouverite, his work has taken him to Amsterdam, Iran, and Black RocK City, and in addition to films includes journalism, music videos, political campaigns, and immersive experiences. A partner at Hammer & Tong, Sean currently has a webseries in development with Telefilm and an interactive fiction in tech trials at CoMotion Labs. He recently debuted his first virtual reality experience at X-sightings in Seattle.









Faster, Better, Stronger- Achieving High Production Value On Low Production Budget
1:00pm to 2:00pm
ADOBE

Learn tips on creating great looking content using Adobe Creative Cloud tools. Shortcuts, hidden features and new innovations in the Adobe Digital Video and Audio tools can make your content look and sound great. Get an overview and some great tips and tricks as well as resources for additional ways to get the most out of your work.





Bronwyn Lewis
Seattle, USA
Production Manager
Adobe

Bronwyn is the Product Manager for mobile video editing at Adobe. She has a background in film, multi-media performance, event production, making art with kids and applying glitter to faces. Bronwyn is a cat enthusiast, artist, and a serial costume contest winner. She holds a white belt in karate.









Legal Issues in the Digital Age
2:15pm to 3:45pm

ALTMAN & COMPANY
Altman and Company Entertainment & Media Attorney Jeff Young discusses some of the pitfalls and benefits of the digital age. Subjects include Music Rights, Rights of Publicity, Rights of Privacy, Defamation, The Public Domain, Copyright, Trademarks, Parody and Satire, Images and footage, Errors and Omissions, Protecting your rights and property. Bring your questions for this comprehensive legal workshop!

Jeff Young
Vancouver, Canada
Entertainment & Media Attorney

Jeff Young is an active member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada and a member of the State Bar of California, USA. Jeff is also a registered and active Canadian Trademark Agent.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia, where he also studied Commerce, before beginning his twenty-five year legal career which started in corporate and real estate law, and ultimately focused on intellectual property, new media, sports and entertainment, particularly in film/TV and music. During his successful legal career, Jeff has negotiated with major entertainment and media corporations including Virgin, BMG, Disney, Sony, 20 th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner/Chappell. From 2011 to 2013, Jeff was the Director of Contracts and Chief Negotiator for the Union of BC Performers, the British Columbia branch of ACTRA. He has acted for and advised award winning recording artists and leading film and television performers, and was a managing partner of an entertainment law boutique that represented international, local major, and independent film and TV clients. From 2008 to 2010, Jeff was a legal consultant to the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on entertainment and digital media issues. His past clients included music publishers, film companies, sports franchises and live entertainment venues and his practice primarily focused on negotiating business deals involving media, film, music, sports and entertainment. Companies that have received his legal work include Fox Family Channel, the OutTV Network, The Vancouver Whitecaps, Shavick Entertainment, and the Shaw Rocket Fund.

Jeff is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Victoria where he teaches film, television, media and music law. Jeff has also taught Film Law and New Media Law in the Faculty of Business, School of New Media at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and was the founding Head of the Entertainment Business Management Diploma Program at the Vancouver Film School. Jeff was also formerly the head instructor of the Public Speaking program at the UBC Faculty of Commerce and taught and wrote adjunct curriculum for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Jeff was also a music composer, producer and supervisor with credits on numerous critically-acclaimed recordings including projects delivered to Warner, Universal, CBC, CTV, NBC, Global and the Knowledge Network, and was affiliated with a prominent US music supervisor with Oscar and Grammy award-winning credits. Jeff is also credited as the surround sound music mix engineer for some of Vivendi Universal & Radical Entertainment' most prestigious video games: Dark Angel, The Hulk and The Simpson's Hit and Run, considered by many critics to be “the best Simpsons game ever”.

Previously, Jeff has acted as lead counsel on one of the largest business immigration cases in Canada, a case that ultimately won at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also been the Vice-President of a medium-sized Vancouver-based media company as its executive business development advisor.

Jeff is based in Vancouver, Canada, and his hobbies are skiing, attending symphonic concerts and hockey and soccer games.




Build Your Audience Online In Five Easy Steps!
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Sponsored by UBCP/ACTRA
Magnify Digital

Join Magnify Digital CEO, Moyra Rodger, for a fast paced presentation revealing the five essential steps of every successful online audience building strategy. This session is a must see for content creators and distributors looking to crack the discoverability code.

Special Guest - Joely Collins, producer of the award winning web series, Coded.

Moyra Rodger
Vancouver, Canada
CEO - Magnify Digital

Multi-award winning producer Moyra Rodger has, for over 20 years, circled the globe creating music, lifestyle and documentary programming for prime time television and digital distribution.

In 2008, building on a decade of success and experimentation creating interactive online content, Moyra launched Magnify Digital. The boutique digital agency specializes in online marketing strategy, advertising, and training for the screen media industry. Magnify is a front runner in researching and designing comprehensive audience building strategies that deliver measurable results. The recently launched Magnify Discovery Lab offers unparalleled training for content creators and distributors wanting to learn how to drive dynamic audience engagement themselves.

Moyra is a sought after speaker, consultant, and thought leader, passionate about the subjects of audience engagement, content strategy, and digital rights.

Joely Collins
Vancouver, Canada
Producer/Director/Actress

Joely Collins is a Canadian, award-winning producer, director and actress with over 20 years experience in the film and television industry. Her most recent project is the multi award-winning digital series “CODED”, which is currently screening on the festival circuit. Her feature film “Becoming Redwood”, a quirky, heart-warming, coming-of-age story, became an instant hit on the festival circuit and won Best Canadian Feature at the Edmonton International Film Festival and Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival. With her production company Million Faces, Joely is actively producing films, television series and digital media projects. She is also passionate about directing and empowering women in film.





 
 

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