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Cinematic VR Challenge #7 - Eliciting the "Whoa" Effect
Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA
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Cinematic VR Challenge #7 - Eliciting the "Whoa" Effect
Come create a virtual reality experience with us! Come alone or with friends. We welcome all current and future directors, choreographers, actors, writers, programmers, artists, musicians, sound designers, students, and people just trying to have fun.

Theme: The "Whoa" Effect

Ever since SIXR began and we have provided over 1,000 people their first immersive media experiences, the first thing people say, nearly universally, because it's such a reflexive exclamation, is WHOA! It is an authentic response, so true! What exactly successfully induces that? We're curious. It certainly seems like a gratifying stamp of success to elicit that effect from something you've made!

As always, our themes are meant to be inspirational food for thought, not a requirement of any kind. We like to make it clear: this is not a competition. The challenge is against the time constraint, not each other. The more we can learn together the stronger our collective force in collaboration. We are only interested in WIN-WIN-WIN situations, where everyone is included and valued, no matter what level of experience or area of expertise one is coming to this from.

Team Creation:
People will float their ideas in front of the room. People will then choose which project they want to be a part of. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment, cameras and computers, and we will have that equipment available, as well.

If you're new to VR, don't feel intimidated! None of us has harnessed the full potential of this medium yet and we want to collectively share ideas/experiences. Come with your ideas, your skills, your hard work and enthusiasm. This event is as much about meeting new friends as it is about creating something awesome together!

This schedule is preliminary, and will be updated frequently, as we add more workshops and presentations.

6:00 pm Meet and greet - sponsor introductions
6:45-7:15 pm Production Guidelines and Checklist a Digital Content Production Course by David F. Durand, Chief Mentor and Board Member of SIXR
8:00-8:30 PM: Skill share, project proposals and team formation
8:30 pm - 2:00 am Equipment sign-outs; COMMENCE CREATING!

7:00 am Off-site location shooting, on-site development and workshops available, including the field trip to MoCapNow (Must sign up separately, in advance, for the Motion Capture; details given upon registration to this event).
9-11:00 am TBA
6:30 pm: Catered Dinner Brought to you by Sponsor TBA
8:00 pm - OPEN OVERNIGHT - Back to work

7:00 am Mentor support available to finish projects
5:00 pm Submission deadline
6:00 pm Demonstrations
7:00 pm Clean-up and out

Failure to complete this step will prevent your attending the workshop. Please do this immediately after registering. Go here to fill out their form:

NOTE: If you already did this for the last CVRC#6, you don't need to do it again; those are good for 6 months.

RE: Mocap Now Elective - If you are interested in utilizing motion capture for your project, you MUST pre-register with a form sent only to paid registrants of the CVRC, and attend a Pre-Event Best Practices Orientation on Tuesday, 6/19/18. This is NOT a separate event, and is only available to registered participants in the entire CVRC. The DEADLINE to register for CVRC with Mocap Now elective is Monday, 6/18/2018 @ 5PM. Then you will receive the instructions on how to prepare for the orientation.

Our DEADLINE for ticket sales to the CVRC without Mocap Now acccess, is Wednesday, 6/20/18 @ 5PM, so the PacSci Center has time to process the last minute background checks. Space is limited, so register today!

Questions? Email: sixr@studivo.com

Disclosure: We will be documenting this event through photography/film and use the content to promote future cinematic VR events. If we're about to take a photo of you and you want to opt out, please let us know! We will respect your privacy and accommodate your needs!

Rules of conduct:
- Treat shooting locations and event spaces with the utmost respect. We will be mostly on the second floor space of Building 4. There will be plenty of tables and chairs and special ethernet networking.
- Aside from personal challenges, we will all be moving, cleaning, and helping each other.
- Respect each other!!! (If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an organizer. We care.)
- We strive to create a safe environment, and we will have security in place throughout the event. Also, in place during both our overnight closure from 2AM-7AM Saturday, so you will be fine to leave your workstations in place; then also during our special overnight open-all-night Saturday into Sunday, we will have dedicated guards to allow us in and out while the rest of the museum is closed.


Is the location open over night?
Only on Saturday night. We will be opening the event at 6PM Friday, open until 2AM Saturday, reopening at 7AM Saturday & then staying open til the end of the event Sunday.

Water: WE ASK THAT EVERYONE BRING THEIR OWN LABELED & REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE. There is a water bottle filling station right outside our venue. We will make sure to point it out to all. It is right between the restrooms.

Will there be food?
Friday night, No. Though you are free to bring some of your own munchies. Alternatively, there are many restaurants on-site. http://www.seattlecenter.com/food/. We encourage you to eat before you come on Friday; fortify yourself in advance, please!

Saturday night, Yes! We will be having a catered dinner thanks to a sponsor TBA. (Vegan options included).

Sunday AM: We are planning a breakfast of coffee, tea, juices, and pastries, brought to us by our sponsors, STIFF.

For the whole challenge, but especially during Saturdays Overnight  Feel free to bring sleeping bags, should you wish. Also encouraged, inflatable mattresses and inflatable furniture, bean bag chairs, lap desks, anything to make you comfortable that is easily portable and movable.

Directions and Parking:

Each team member of a project owns their own IP and collectively owns the final result of the project. They can then opt to license it to non project participants under a Creative Commons NC-SA-BY license, to empower others to share it with their friends, remix it, download it, whatever, as long as they're not making a commercial profit from your work.

Disabilities Assistance:
Contact SIXR@Studivo.com  
We are glad to help.

Is Cinematic VR Really Virtual Reality?
You are welcome to form your own opinion after doing research and here's a good start:

What is Northwest VR Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWVRCommunity/)?
Members of Northwest VR Community self organized building a flourishing VR ecosystem that support each other and define it organically. We are leading the VR renaissance, and we're not only riding the wave of change but also becoming the wave maker. There is one rule here: be awesome to each other!

Any questions, please call: 206-571-8430

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the second SIXR Cinematic VR Challenge of 2018


Pacific Science Center (View)
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Technology

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Simulated Immersive eXperimental Realities
On BPT Since: May 29, 2016
Budi Muyo

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