It's a great pleasure to let you know that we will be presenting about The Choice at VIFF Immersed - Volumetric Market this year. We will be sharing the progress since last year's edition, as we are getting closer to the official premiere. Yay!


Here is more information about the detailed schedule: VIFF IMMERSED 2020





Our presentation is a part of a bigger "One Year After: VIFF Immersed 2019 Throwback".


You will also hear from creators of "Ex Corpus "- Tristan Cezair, Andrew Macdonald, "Wallada" - Nathalie Mathe, "1991" - Akmyrat Tuyliyev, "Samsara" - Tobias Chen, "The 100%" - Andrew Cochrane, Brandon Zamel.


Can't wait to hear where they are with their work! And I very much wish we could all meet in person again, hopefully sometime in 2021.


For the live stream, please check Kaleidoscope's event page here: https://www.kaleidoscope.fund/event/viff-immersed-volumetric-market/allevents

They will be streaming the talks there, and there will be a link to Youtube unlisted stream.


The event is full of great talks and new XR projects will pitch like we were pitching last year. It's great that this year is full-on focused on the volumetric projects.


As Tribe of Pan, I (Joanne) and Tom C. Hall were invited by Kaleidoscope to curate this event and took part in selecting these projects. Yes, I do have some favorites, and keeping my fingers crossed for them! Some great ways of pushing the volumetric and XR storytelling there. Truly fascinating days are coming for the XR creative folks.


You will also hear the newest industry information and take part in panels by XR creators.


Day 1

The topics, amongst others, are Spatial communications and 3D stories, Lessons from a decade of Volumetric Capture, Spatial Storytelling (tune in to hear Asad Malik, creator of Terminal 3 and our consultant on The Choice - we are so grateful to have Asad advising us when we are designing our interactive story!).


Day 2

I am very much waiting for the session on and by Indigenous XR creators, and Volumetric production and distribution. We are deep in The Choice production these days and learning about distribution is what we very much are into now.



Now, some information where and how to watch - from the organizer's website:


The panels and presentations will be streamed, live on Kaleidoscope’s Youtube channel on September 28–29. We will send a link to those who register closer to the date of the event with further instructions on how to access the presentations.


The sixteen volumetric films will be exhibited on the Museum of Other Realities, which you can download the application on Steam here, on Oculus here, and on Viveport here (US$19.99).


What are the costs?


It is free to register and attend the VIFF Immersed Volumetric Market sessions on September 28–29.


The Museum of Other Realities app requires a US$19.99 fee for purchase. VIFF Immersed content within the app is free to access.


For more information, please visit this website.


Hope to see you there, very much can't wait to share some great news about The Choice!

From our newsletter, you can sign up for it here: The Choice Newsletter.


Hello everyone,


We are in a very deep focus with the work on The Choice. As you might know, we are concentrating our effort on having the first chapter released within the next couple of months. It will be one full interactive interview, with all the elements together: the sound, the spatial illustrations, and the music.


The last months were very busy - we were working on the edit. With the interactive story, we first needed to define the so-called “critical path”. A narrative base that everyone will go through. We will then build the branching narrative on top of that, but it was crucial to establish how the story unfolds first.


And I am very happy to tell you that we have finished this part, quite a milestone!


Our next steps involve moving it to an interactive environment. Our team has programmed it - I will not dive into more technical aspects of what they did (partially because I only understand that it works, not how and why 🙂). So some exciting days are coming, and even more work!


And while we are working - I have some readings for you. Yes, we had quite press coverage recently. This is great, it’s important for us to keep people engaged in what we do.


Here are the articles, two are in English, one is in Polish - so only some of you will be able to read those:


  1. VR Scout -- Powerful VR Documentary ‘The Choice’ Awarded Two Kaleidoscope Grants

  2. Liisbeth -- Liisbeth: Virtual Reality - leads new reality?

  3. GirlsRoom -- The Choice - interaktywny dokument VR poruszający kwestię praw reprodukcyjnych


I have more news to share, but I will keep them for the next time 🙂


I want to keep those messages a bit shorter and to send them more regularly. So, until the next time and thank you for your continued support of The Choice!


Warm hugs,

Joanne


Recently we were interviewed by a Canadian feminist magazine Liisbeth. Thank you so much for a great talk, Lisa Levy!


It's probably the most in-depth article about why we are working on The Choice, and also about our values as filmmakers and yes, entrepreneurs. We have talked about why we have started our VR production company, Tribe of Pan, and you can learn why there is a chimpanzee in our logo. Long story! I feel that we need to explain it in some longer blog post one day. 😎


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