Seminar

PRODUCER WORKSHOP: TRANSMEDIA, VIRTUAL REALITY AND WEBSERIES

7-8 December
13:00 - 15:00
Level 5, Creators' Cube

In Partnership With:

Embassy InstituteFrance


07 Dec 2016 (Wednesday)


PRODUCTION AND CREATION ISSUES

This day looks at how new forms of production leads to new opportunities of creation. It attempts to answer the following questions:

  • Do these new methods endanger the classic paths of production?
  • Is it possible to combine traditional production methods with the development of virtual reality contents?
  • What are the new forms of storytelling offered by transmedia and VR?
  • How does one adapt traditional storytelling forms to VR and transmedia?
  • What are the limits of immersive narration, in terms of writing and development?

SPEAKERS

Keiko Keiko Hagihara Bang Bang Singapore Pte Ltd

Keiko Bang is the CEO and founder of Bang Singapore Pte Ltd. She has spent more than 20 years creating and producing high-end award-winning factual productions from Asia for the international marketplace. In 2006, Bang was the first Asian production company to rank amongst Realscreen’s Top 100 Most Influential Documentary Companies in the World. Keiko is also well known as both a visionary and passionate futurist. Over the past 20 years, she has worked to build an ecosystem within Asia, bringing together players in Asia from major corporations and government agencies to media companies and individual producers to innovate projects for branded, cross-platform documentary and entertainment-related content.

Today, Keiko is passionate about the world of digital storytelling and new media. From mobile phone applications to the world of serious gaming and mixed media (AR/VR), she believes that the current paradigm shift in content requires an intersection between technology and art that not only enables a new brand of storytelling, but also new business models for monetization. 


Olivier Olivier de Rotalier Ubisoft

Olivier de Rotalier is the Managing Director of Ubisoft for Singapore, Chengdu and the Philippines. He has been working at the French multinational video game developer and publisher for 16 years. His first job at Ubisoft was Cost-Control Manager for the French publishing office, where he gradually moved up the management ladder to Finance Director of worldwide production and created the Business Intelligence department.

Olivier created Ubisoft Singapore in 2008, where he took on the role as Managing Director. He eventually took on Ubisoft Chengdu, and in 2013, stepped into a similar role he holds in Singapore. Recently, Olivier has also taken Ubisoft Philippines into the fold in the same capacity. 


Pierre Zandrowicz Okio Studio

Pierre Zandrowicz is a director/filmmaker whose passion for visual storytelling has pushed him to create a wide range of memorable and awarded works. Indeed, he has directed music videos, commercials and short films for a wide number of brands, including LVMH, Louis Vuitton, Canal +, Sandro, Maje & Claudie Pierlot, UNESCO and Caudalie, among others. More recently, he has worked on several virtual reality films. Using these new techniques and through clever use of imagery, Pierre has the ability of creating authentic and engaging films, giving depth to storytelling. He is one of the first European directors to work in this field, with the new label, Okio Studio, specialised in VR. Indeed, he has already directed a short film, I, Philip, for ARTE, as well as a commercial for Jean Paul-Gaultier.


Priscilla Bertin Silex Films

Priscilla Bertin started her career in Paris at ARTE France channel in the cinema and fiction Communication department. After a mission for cinema with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, she joined producer Jean-Luc Ormières at OF2B Productions. In 2005, she was appointed Head of Production and Business Affairs at La Fabrique De Films / La Fabrique 2, where she worked on several features such as Oxford Crimes by Álex de la Iglesia (staring Elijah Wood & John Hurt) and Cell 211 by Daniel Monzón. 

In 2009, she founded Silex Films with associates Judith Nora and Elisa Larriere, dedicated to TV, Cinema and digital projects. In 2014, she created Silex Animation with her partners, a 2D studio. The company has produced many successes such as the popular shortcom series, Connasse (Canal+) and its feature adaptation, The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts, co-produced with LGM Cinema – Gaumont (1.2 million entries in France), the internationally awarded 6x52’ documentary series, The Adventurers of Modern Art, mixing animation and archives broadcasted prime-time on Arte Channel in December 2015, sold to more than 20 territories. She is currently developing feature films, digital dramas and ambitious new formats.




08 Dec 2016 (Thursday)


BROADCASTING CHALLENGES

This day will look at the opportunities and issues raised by new forms of storytelling. It attempts to answer the following questions:

  • What are the different broadcasting techniques for new content?
  • Who are the audience for transmedia and VR content?
  • Moving forward, how does one garner greater audience extent and bring the general public to consume VR?
  • What role will social media play now?
  • How can one give a collective dimension to an immersive experience?
  • How does one socialise VR to install it as a full-fledged hobby?

SPEAKERS

Antoine Antoine Nazaret Dailymotion

Antoine Nazaret is a graduate of Panthéon-Assas University and now works as Head of Content at Dailymotion in Singapore. He has over 10 years of experience in media and internet industry and is engaged in the evolution of massive media caused by technology and digital. He joined Dailymotion in 2008 and first led the content strategy in France by working closely with all the media, content producers and creators. He has now taken responsibility of Dailymotion in Asia, as the VP Content Asia.


Claire Claire Leproust FabLab Channel

Claire Leproust is the founding president of the FabLab channel and a webseries YouTube channel editor. She is a Sciences-Po graduate and started her career at Canalsat in 1993. Between 2008 and 2013, Leproust worked in association with the Capa Group as the Digital Development Director and promoted multiple transmedia journalistic and fiction productions. Her webseries production society, the FabLab Channel was created in March 2014.


Michael Michael Swierczynski Forum des Images

Michael Swierczynski studied law and administration of Audio-visual Communication at La Sorbonne University and began as Editorial Manager for the cultural channel ABSat. He co-led the launch of the general public INA website, which enabled him to hold numerous responsibilities, holding the position of Development and Strategy Manager and Marketing and Partnerships Manager. Along with his work at the INA, Swierczynski also developed his own company between 2007 and 2010 called Eyesworld, a social network focused on travels and world discoveries. He is Director of Digital Development at the Forum des Images since 2013.


ARTE ARTE (Association Relative to European Television)

ARTE is a public Franco-German TV network, a European channel that promotes programming in the areas of culture and art. The Strasbourg-based European Economic Interest Grouping, ARTE GEIE, plus two member companies act as editorial and program production centres – ARTE France in Paris and ARTE Deutschland in Baden-Baden (Germany). As an international joint venture, its programs cater technically to audiences from both France and Germany. The channel enjoys a major footprint in Europe. Both the German and the French version can be received almost entirely across Europe.


*This programme is subject to change


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