Presented in partnership with StoryCode, these monthly events offer panels, case studies, and exhibitions from some of the top creators of transmedia and immersive entertainment.
YES: A Work-in-Progress Case Study
Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm in the Amphitheater
YES is a documentary about creative partnerships, love, trust, struggles, and the belief that human celebration can help us find joy in the darkest moments of our lives. Audio and on-camera interviews are coupled with spatial sound design and aerial performances that bring their story to life. This presentation will give audiences the chance to look inside the production process as the creators of YES share insights and lessons learned from the front lines of the Virtual Reality revolution at a time when tools, techniques, and processes are still being developed. Click here to RSVP!
Speakers will include:
Noah Workman – Director
Noah Workman has directed Spin, a 2015 Webby Honoree for Best Dramatic Short; the documentary series Courageous Leaders for Vox; Sweet Spots, a 20-part series for Bon Appétit and Condé Nast; an upcoming educational series for Sesame Workshop; and the children’s feature film Berel and the Bus Driver. He has also directed live and commercial work for companies including Mashable, Refinery29, Mac Cosmetics, Redken, Estée Lauder, Fisher-Price, Walmart, Pfizer, GSK, HP, Google Chrome, and Techstars.
Albert Leusink – Director of Spatial Audio
After being nominated for three Grammys and two Clios, Albert Leusink continued creating immersive sound experiences for clients and artists such as Lila Down, JetBlue, Laura Nyro, Macy’s, Zap Mama, Tony Allen, Microsoft, Rolex, and Smirnoff. Currently on the cutting edge of the spatial audio movement in VR, Albert has created the first ever YouTube music experience featuring fully head-tracked audio and is working on a slew of upcoming releases for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR platforms.
Andrew Leitch – Experience Director
Most recently Andrew Leitch has been focusing on the intersection of television and the Internet, designing and optimizing experiences for clients such as NBCUniversal and PBS. He’s also worked in Creative/UX leadership roles at leading digital agencies, including Razorfish, GREY/G2, and Agency.com, and for blue-chip brands like Nike, Pfizer, and Ford. His Web series, Elevator Moods, was an official selection at Sundance, a finalist at SXSW Interactive, a winner of a Webby (Best Broadband Site), and was ultimately acquired by A&E TV. Other film projects include the sci-fi short The Jetty, which premiered at the Darklight Film Festival in Dublin, and a teaser for new episodic digital series he’s developing called Montauk Boys.
Patrick Rousseau – Producer
Patrick Rousseau has produced thousands of hours of content. Among other things, he has produced six feature films that have collectively won or been nominated for 16 festival awards and four best-picture awards, one Webby Honoree short, and one Webby-winning Web series. The first Web series he produced, The Captive, was the Sundance Channel’s second Web acquisition. He has produced serialized work for Condé Nast, Vox, and Hewlett-Packard, and commercial work for companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Fisher-Price, Barclays, L’Oréal, and Techstars.