Virtual Reality Festivals Project Manager
SXSW 2021 – With VRrOOM
“Using the SXSW 2021 look and feel, SXSW Online XR will showcase live panels, meet ups, special events, a selection of 360° videos from the Virtual Cinema program, as well as 2D video feeds of SXSW programming. Austin venues recreated in the space include The Paramount Theatre, the Contemporary Austin, Mohawk, Empire Control Room & Garage, and Cedar Street Courtyard. SXSW worked with world-renowned artists and the social XR events studio VRrOOm to design and produce the festival’s virtual edition, which will be hosted on VRChat.”
I worked within VRrOOm two months to coordinate this event with SXSW team, leading our team to challenge themselves and work accordingly to fit the festival’s high expectations. I also filmed all the events inside VRchat.
VENICE VR EXPANDED – With VRrOOM
“Starting in 2016, the Venice International Film Festival was one of the first film festivals in the world to demonstrate interest in Virtual Reality.
For the 2020 edition, Venice VR, the official Virtual Reality competition section of the Venice International Film Festival, will no longer be shown physically in Venice Lido on the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio ( VR Island), but it will be available to enjoy entirely online, rebranded as Venice VR Expanded to reflect the shift to a 100% virtual exhibition, on a dedicated platform designed by VRrOOm, supported by HTC Viveport, Facebook’s Oculus and VRChat.”
I worked within VRrOOm two months to coordinate this event. We were in charge to create this virtual environnement in VR Chat in line with La Biennale’s team’s desires. I helped to manage the creative and production team, to link with La Biennale’s challenges and with all the creators to build virtual teasers of their work within our venue. During this 10 days event I also managed our virtual hosts, filming and creating videos for special events and help on a whatsaap channel our accredited guests if needed.
We had two public worlds in VR Chat and two private ones, including a garden for accredited guests. The festival was 10 days long and we had around 15000 visitors! To held social events such as “meet the creators” helped to have more guests and interest in the platform.
NEW IMAGES VIRTUAL – With VRrOOM
“For this edition without borders, NewImages Festival reinvents itself and creates with VRrOOM a virtual space in which to welcome festival-goers from all over the world. Celebrating a community resolutely turned towards new uses, it is also an opportunity to offer greater access to the works and program of the festival.”
I worked within VRrOOm few weeks to coordinate this event. We were in charge to create this virtual environnement in VR Chat in line with New Images graphic desires. I helped to manage the creative and production team. During this 5 days event we had around 1200 visitors. As there were no social events within the virtual world but only videos of the conferences and the possibility to see the 360° work that’s a great amount of visitors, also, it was only private.
XRBASE Investor >Event – With XR CROWD
Since covid 19 stroke the world, my activities regarding 360° video have stopped, of course.
I never had too much time to take an interest in social virtual reality platforms, and use them to meet and work with my peers.
It was always in my mind. But during the lock down Andrey Lunev created a whatsaap groupe called XR-CROWD, regrouping 250 Virtual Reality professionals.
The main goal of this community was to help existing festivals to convert their real events into virtual ones.
That’s how the #zeroeventVR poped up. Every friday, members from the XR Crowd were experiencing together all the existing platforms, often with their creators offering a tour. To discover all of those and analyse the bugs that could exist du to the number of users.
We tried Vrchat, Vrroom, Rainfall, Recroom, Bigscreen, Vrbella, Learnbrite, Mootup, Engage, Mozzila Xr Hub, and few others.
Since then, those steps helped the Laval Virtual to organize their event in the platform Vrbella.
First, Andrey asked me with few other members to help him organise those friday meetings around #zeroeventVR.
As our partnership worked well, he asked me to help him coordinate the XRBASExperiment. The first business event around investors and startups totaly made in VR, in the platform ENGAGE.
So I trained to use Engage with the team of Diversion Cinema, we helped to organize and coordinate the event and on the event’s day, I was the “out of VR support chanel”. Helping people to install Engage, to navigate into it and give informations about the event.