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Friday, April 14 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Bringing Together the Pieces of Wonder Buffalo: How Artistry and Technology Connect Users to Socially Aware Storytelling Presented by Technicolor

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Hear from creators and contributors to Wonder Buffalo as they discuss how an empowering story touching on themes of bullying, body image issues, and cultural differences inspired the creation of an interactive, room scale VR experience. Learn why they decided to take a mixed-media approach, melding photogrammetry, animation and immersive sound to connect users to the protagonist and her journey.

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Christine Berg

Christine was born in Thailand, an army brat, and a veteran serving eight years as a Russian linguist and Blackhawk helicopter crewmember "Wonder Buffalo" was developed with her partner Simon Shterenberg at the Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Program. Recently, Netflix acquired the dramatic feature, "Burning Sands" co-written by Christine which premiered this year at Sundance. Wonder Buffalo VR premiered at SXSW 2017 Virtual... Read More →
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Brian Frager

Lead Experience Producer, Technicolor Experience Center
A specialist in the emerging worlds of interactive storytelling and 3D interface design, Brian bridges the technical and creative elements through a diverse background in film production, coding and game engine development. He has created cutting-edge virtual reality experiences for Zoic Studios, Technicolor, Crossfader, and the Entertainment Technology Center at USC. Key technology partners on past projects include volumetric video company 8i... Read More →
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Scott Gershin

Creative Director/Director of Sound Editorial/Sound Designer & Mixer, The Sound Lab at Technicolor ,
"Scott Gershin, Director of Sound Editorial at the Sound Lab at Technicolor, has taken audiences on immersive journeys for nearly three decades, providing sound services on films such as Nightcrawler, Pacific Rim, Hellboy 2, Team America, Shrek and American Beauty. His work can be heard on games such as Doom (2016), Epic Mickey, the Gears of War series, the Resident Evil series and the Fable series, as well as VR experiences including My... Read More →
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Rainer Gombos

Rainer Gombos, an Emmy-winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director, is the founder of REALTRA, a cutting-edge production company specializing in immersive, volumetric virtual reality. Rainer won an Emmy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work as VFX Supervisor on the season two finale of HBO’s acclaimed series, Game of Thrones. He was responsible for the visual effects on COSMOS:   A Space Time Odyssey, for which he... Read More →

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