• Casting The Audience - with Teddy Bergman of Woodshed Collective
    "Casting The Audience" will trace the evolution of Woodshed Collective (http://www.woodshedcollective.com/) as a means to explore what is required of immersive work - both in form and process. As the company's productions have taken different forms and inhabited different spaces, we have been forced to confront all the ways and all the battlefields upon which immersive work comes alive or falls short. The presentation will use the company's own work as a case study to explore these questions and the working rules we try to make work by. ABOUT TEDDY BERGMAN Teddy Bergman is a New York based director, producer, and actor. As the Artistic Director of acclaimed immersive theater company Woodshed Collective, he has co-conceived and directed many productions including: Twelve Ophelias, The Confidence Man, The Tenant, the critically acclaimed Empire Travel Agency and most recently the hit immersive musical KPOP (9 Lortel Nominations including Best Musical, 2018 Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award). His work as a director has also been seen at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Portland Center Stage, Columbia University, Primary Stages, The Vineyard Arts Project, Space on Ryder Farm, Clubbed Thumb, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. As an actor his theater work includes: the Tony Award Winning play Peter And The Starcatcher (original broadway cast), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint), Sex Lives of Our Parents (2nd Stage), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW), Seven Minutes in Heaven (HERE), Hell House (St. Ann’s), I.E. (The Flea), and regionally at Bay Street, Williamstown, Huntington, and La Jolla. His film work includes Wolves, Listen Up Philip, Fading Gigolo, Hairbrained, Julie and Julia, Little Big League, and Honeymoon in Vegas. TV work includes: “Good Girls Revolt,” “The Affair,”“Law and Order: SVU,”“As The World Turns, “ and more. He is a graduate of Vassar College where he graduated with general and departmental honors in Philosophy. He was also awarded the Vernon Vable Prize for overall excellence in Philosophy.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

  • The Art of Storytelling / With Adam Wade of Magnet Theater
    Adam Wade is an inimitable fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage. His stories have appeared on The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. Adam has been performing his New York Times and Time Out New York's critic's pick monthly solo show The Adam Wade from NH Show since January 2010. He is also a regular performer on Nights of Our Lives at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and has made several appearances on Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Whiplash and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Adam recently released his debut storytelling/comedy album Adam Wade: The Human Comedy, with Comedy Dynamics. The album was enthusiastically lauded in Sarah Larson's profile of Adam in The New Yorker. He has been seen on HBO's GIRLS Season 5 finale and on Season 2 and 3 of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. In 2017, Adam began hosting a tech web series for Bloomberg called Conversations with Codersas well as a series he created called Wade on the Bench in Hoboken.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

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  • Directing in VR, featuring VR directors Lily Baldwin & Jessica Brillhart.
    SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVPs for this event are not being managed on Meetup. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonic-union-storycode-present-directing-in-vr-with-lily-baldwin-jessica-brillhart-registration-42581338931 Sonic Union and StoryCode NYC present: Directing in VR, a discussion on Artistic Narrative featuring VR directors Lily Baldwin & Jessica Brillhart. Hosted at Sonic Union's beautiful Bryant Park studio, this event will provide insight on the artistic process of the VR medium, and how it elevates traditional storytelling as told through the perspectives of the director’s work. Both women will be present to speak about their experiences, processes in the medium, and new projects they are working on. **This event will be moderated by Cortney Harding, author, speaker and consultant to brands and agencies on best practices and applications for VR. 6:30-7 PM Networking 7:00-8 PM Discussion and audience Q + A 8:00-9 PM View films in Studio A, B, C *We will have both womens' films available for viewing in mix suites before and after the discussion. All creatives interested in the changing landscape of storytelling industry are encouraged to attend. LILY BALDWIN Lily Baldwin is a multi-faceted creative working in NYC and LA, combines her penchant for film and dance to craft intricate narratives. THROUGH YOU, her recent VR project co-directed with Saschka Unseld, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It was also a recipient of the 2016 Sundance Institute New Frontier / Jaunt VR Residency. She directed MISTY COPELAND, a documentary for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards and her horror film, SWALLOWED (Palm Springs ShortFest, Women of Cinefamily, LAFF), is one of five films comprising the omnibus COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS (SXSW, BAMcinemaFest). She is in development for her next Mixed Reality project, GLASS: INVINCIBLE YOU, which was selected to participate in the DevLab initiative with Oculus and Kaleidoscope VR, in addition to a new experience with Saschka Unseld, TERRAIN. Prior to filmmaking, Lily worked as a professional dancer, performing with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and with David Byrne on his EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN World Tour and in its documentary RIDE RISE ROAR (SXSW). Lily was recently named by Independent Magazine as one of the “10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017” and was a juror for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Competition. JESSICA BRILLHART Jessica Brillhart is a film director who is widely known for her pioneering work in virtual reality. She is the founder of the independent immersive studio, Vrai Pictures, and is a director with the production company, Mssng Peces. Prior, Brillhart spent eight years as a filmmaker at Google. Her last role was as Principal Filmmaker for VR, where she was the first to field test Google Jump. Since launching Jump, she has helmed a number of critically acclaimed experiences including World Tour, Go Habs Go!, Resonance, and AI-driven, DeepDream VR Experiments. Her work also dives into a number of important medium and media-related issues, such as disability (Beethoven’s Fifth), cultural representation (Navajo Nation), and access (Conditions at Omaha: The Weather Channel in VR). Brillhart has taken the stage at Google IO, Oculus Connect, and The New Yorker TechFest. She has worked as an advisor for Sundance New Frontiers and IFP. Her Medium publication, The Language of VR, has been used by universities, various other education programs, and creators from all over the world. MIT Technology Review lauded Brillhart as a pioneer in her field as part of their 35 Under 35 list for 2017. She currently resides in New York with her German Shepherd, who has agreed to accept virtual reality as part of his life so as long as he is still fed, scratched, and walked. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonic-union-storycode-present-directing-in-vr-with-lily-baldwin-jessica-brillhart-registration-42581338931

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    Sonic Union / Bryant Park

    24 West 40th Street 6th Floor · New York, ny

  • StoryCode NYC + KitSplit Winter Social
    Join us to celebrate diverse voices in storytelling, film, photography and tech in NYC! Catch up with old friends, meet new collaborators and like-minded folks, and learn more about both organizations' ongoing programming + services. Friends are welcome and the event is free....plus there will be snacks, and free drinks for the first 50 to arrive courtesy of KitSplit. Looking forward to seeing you all! About the organizers StoryCode: StoryCode NYC is the birthplace of a global movement and network for cross-platform, immersive and interactive storytellers. With chapters in Boston, Paris, Washington DC, Barcelona, San Francisco and Costa Rica, our ethos is inspired by open-source culture, a commitment to shared learning and creativity. The NYC chapter has monthly meetups at Film Society of Lincoln Center; you can sign up for the mailing list and learn more here: www.storycode.com (http://www.storycode.com/). KitSplit: Called "The Airbnb of Cameras" by Forbes and Fast Company, KitSplit is a community of vetted creatives renting equipment to and from each other. KitSplit features professional gear rentals; a vetted community; instant insurance and delivery; and affordable prices. We have tens of millions of dollars of photography and film equipment, as well as cutting-edge gear drones and 360 VR rigs. Each time you rent, you support another creative professional or local business by offering them a new stream of income. Learn more and sign up at http://www.kitsplit.com !

    KGB Bar

    85 East 4th Street · NY, NY

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  • November 2017 Forum - Real Time QA for Reply All Podcast with Adam Quinn
    For November's StoryCode NYC Forum we are excited to present a behind the scenes look at a very interesting storytelling technology challenge with Adam Quinn. Reply All (https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/), a show about the internet, produced a call-in show in which the two hosts took non-stop calls to both of their cell phones, day and night for 48 hours. The show received over 100,000 calls in those 48 hours. With the heavy load bugs started to emerge that sent the show down a winding road that some believed to be a social experiment. Programmer and technologist Adam Quinn talks about what it was like to build the system, and do damage control in real time as the show and the system spiraled out of control, making for some great radio in the end. Adam Quinn is a producer, designer, and technologist living in NYC and currently produces content for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Adam has a background in industrial design and worked in architecture for 7 years before going to the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, started a media company called BKLYN1834 (http://www.bklyn1834.com/), and continues to produce content and tell stories through technology and about technology.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

  • Special Screening of recent CNN Digital Labs projects
    For September's StoryCode NYC Forum we are excited to present a screening, followed by Q&A, of two recent projects produced by CNN Digital Labs. Women Who March Produced by CNN Digital Labs and CNNPolitics Project description: You've heard about the historic Women's March on Washington, a demonstration that filled the streets of the nation's capital, and brought millions out in protest across the country, and around the world following President Trump’s inauguration. It started as a Facebook post and it sparked a movement. The message of the march was unequivocal: female leadership in America is alive, well and vigilant — and women who come from some of the most marginalized groups in society are leading the charge. With behind-the-scenes access, CNN documents the making of the march from its early days and follows the women behind what’s been heralded as the biggest political protest in American history. This Is Sex With Lisa Ling Produced by CNN Digital Labs in collaboration with CNN Original Series. Project description: A multi-part documentary series, This Is Sex With Lisa Ling explores the enduring taboos around sex in America and the ways in which our sexuality has been stigmatized, policed and politicized. From the controversial sex education programs in our schools, to the experience of dating while HIV positive, to the ongoing pursuit of sexual liberation, host Lisa Ling sits down for the conversations about sex you weren’t allowed to have at the dinner table. CREATOR BIOS: Contessa Gayles, Producer Contessa is a New York City-based video producer and documentary filmmaker. She’s covered race, gender and economic inequality, health care, politics, tech, education, money and the music industry. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University, and an M.A. in Journalism at New York University, with a concentration in documentary film. Her thesis documentary, School of Yoga, screened at the 2015 DOC NYC film festival and her PBS NewsHour feature on women's political empowerment in Senegal was awarded the 2015 National Mark of Excellence Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. She’s currently a digital video Producer for CNN, where her work includes the Emmy-nominated Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children, and the Gracie and Eppy Award-winning Revenge Porn: The Cyberwar Against Women. Stephany Cardet, Senior UI/UX Developer-Designer Stephany is a hybrid developer and designer living in New York, NY. She graduated from the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Web Design and New Media. Stephany began her career at a web boutique, Firefall Pro, and now works at CNN coding and designing journalistic specials and longforms.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

  • Learning from Game Design + Incorporating it into VR/Immersive Storytelling
    Robert Yang makes surprisingly popular games about gay culture and intimacy -- he is known for his historical bathroom sex simulator The Tearoom and his male shower simulator Rinse and Repeat, while his gay sex triptych Radiator 2 has over 150,000 users on Steam. He is currently an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Game Center, where he is the "the VR guy", and he has given talks at GDC, IndieCade, Queerness and Games Conference, and Games for Change. He holds a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School for Design. His site is at www.debacle.us (http://www.debacle.us/). Robert will present two of his recent games (Rinse and Repeat, and the Tearoom) and share how his practice relates to VR / immersive storytelling -- code and 3D, like any other form of media, has a political valence that creators mustn't ignore, and his games are interventions in this sense. He will incorporate a short introduction to thinking about games as communities and virtual spaces. Learning about game design can help you create better immersive experiences or apps in general. After all, video games have been thinking about the aesthetics of digital interaction for decades, they might have something to offer you! Robert argues that playful design is a useful framework for any designer or practitioner working in any field.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

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  • Directing for VR / Inspiration from Immersive Theater
    At a recent StoryCode NYC Forum we heard a filmmaker make an interesting statement during her presentation when asked about Directing for 360 Video/Virtual Reality. She said, "Directing for VR was much more like Directing for Theater than traditional Filmmaking". That got us thinking, and we are excited to present two leading Immersive Theater creators to help us unpack this. June's StoryCode NYC Forum will explore how can we take inspiration from Immersive Theater and use it in the Virtual Reality work we create. We welcome Andrew Hoepfner (Creator of Houseworld (http://houseworld.nyc/) and Co-Creator of Whisperlodge (https://whisperlodge.nyc/)) and David Gochfeld (Director of HamletVR (http://hamletvr.org/)). ABOUT ANDREW HOEPFNER Andrew Hoepfner is a playwright and musician based in Brooklyn. He is the creator of Houseworld (http://houseworld.nyc/), an immersive theater experience, and the co-creator of Whisperlodge (https://whisperlodge.nyc/), a live ASMR experience. Andrew has toured the world in various bands and has collaborated on previous works with Young Jean Lee, Shilpa Ray, Cesar Alvarez, and David Byrne. ABOUT DAVID GOCHFELD David Gochfeld creates performance experiences at the intersection of the real and virtual, drawing on his training in classical and contemporary theatrical techniques as well as interaction design and creative technology. He has created and performed pieces internationally and has recently shown work at the Tribeca Film Festival Interactive Playground and VR Arcade, the Daily News Innovation Lab, Come Out And Play, and Creative Tech Week NYC. He co-created FutureMate, which won the first StoryCode Transmedia Hackathon at Lincoln Center, and was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award. He also has been a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He holds a Masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications program, and trained with Jacques Lecoq, Philippe Gaulier, and at the National Shakespeare Conservatory.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

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  • Surya Mattu explores of how infrastructure can be used as a journalistic source
    Network and communications infrastructures play multiple roles in our lives everyday, some of which we are consciously manipulating while others are hidden from sight. The data traveling through these systems tell compelling stories if you know how to look for them. They also often reflect systemic biases and prejudices that are prevalent in society. In this talk we will do an open overview of the technical landscape and go through real world examples of how infrastructure can be used as a journalistic source and also as source material for creative projects. ABOUT SURYA MATTU Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. Currently, he is the data reporter at GMG's Special Projects Desk (https://specialprojectsdesk.kinja.com/). Previously, he was a contributing researcher at ProPublica (https://www.propublica.org/site/author/surya_mattu) where he was working on Machine Bias (https://www.propublica.org/series/machine-bias), a series that aims to highlight how algorithmic systems can be biased and discriminate aginst people. Machine Bias was a Pulitzer Prize finalist (http://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/julia-angwin-jeff-larson-surya-mattu-lauren-kirchner-and-terry-parris-jr-propublica) for Explanatory Journalism. He has also been a fellow at Data&Society (https://datasociety.net/).

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

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  • Irene Pereyra presents the Interactive Documentary One Shared House.
    Irene Pereyra (co-founder of the Brooklyn based design studio Anton & Irene (http://antonandirene.com/)) will be giving a behind-the-scenes on the studio's latest interactive documentary: One Shared House (http://onesharedhouse.com/), a project that explores the experience of co-living; discovering what we are willing to share in our living environment on a day-to-day basis — beyond the safety of our screens. BIO Irene Pereyra is the co-founder of the Brooklyn based design studio "Anton & Irene". Her clients have included The Met, Kickstarter, Balenciaga, Wacom, Zumtobel, USA Today, EA, Spotify, Google, Nickelodeon, Karim Rashid, Shantell Martin, BBC, Spotify and Red Bull for both the web and cross-platform applications. Her work has been recognized by Cannes, The Webbys, The Emmys, The FWA, Awwwards, Interaction Design Association and The European Design Awards. Irene has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences such as OFFF and FITC, and has lectured at SVA in New York, Hyper Island in Stockholm, Elisava in Barcelona, and the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

    144 West 65th Street · New York, NY

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