Past Meetup

VR Manchester IX

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Auto Trader

First Street · Manchester M15 4FN

How to find us

Come into the building just next to Pizza Express. Someone will be downstairs to greet and direct you up to the 6th floor.

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Details

Good news everyone! AutoTrader have graciously agreed to host us for another full meetup. It'll be on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. If you have anything interesting you'd like to share, please use this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1x069mXBHhONFfRWz2n1L6B_hKNprnk31CRji7QvIbrPKJg/viewform?usp=sf_link) to send us all the details, especially if you have a prototype or demo you'd like to showcase.

Schedule

• 18:00: Check-in opens
• 18:30: Food served
• 19:15: Meetup Start
• 19:25: Talk 1 - Rich Wormwell
• 19:55: Break
• 20:30: Community Announcements
• 20:45: Talk 2 - Sean Murphy
• 21:15: Wrap up
• 21:20: More demos, socialising etc.
• 10:30: End

Talk Details
Richard Wormwell, dock10 - 360 & VR in the Broadcast World

Dock10 is the UK leading Studio & Post-Production facility where innovation plays a key part in its success. Richard Wormwell holds the role 'Head of Production Innovation' and has been working with immersive content since early 2015. Richard will talk about the first piece of 360 video he made, how that led onto delivering content for global brands, how games engines are being adopted by the broadcast industry and what the future might hold. About Richard:

With a wealth of experience as a multi-camera studio director and a passion for innovation
and disruptive technologies, Richard produced his first immersive content when he took two 360 camera arrays to a pilot music show he was producing. The response from pitching the show has led to continued 360 work including delivering content to The Voice UK, the horror series iScream and a behind the scenes tour of Wembley. Richard is currently developing virtual studio solutions for broadcast television using camera
tracking technology and Unreal Engine 4, and his latest VR project see a combination of
broadcast and film techniques including lidar scanning, photogrammetry and stereoscopic
green screen shoots to deliver truly ground breaking photoreal immersive content.

Sean Murphy, Evidential - VR Crime Scene

Whilst not a VR company, Evidential have seen the benefit of using VR as a tool to assist both the Criminal Justice System and the Emergency Services Training. Their proof of concept has gained some great feedback and was featured on Sky News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kVPsie1C2o&t=1s

They are now taking this work to the next stage, and have been backed by Innovate UK to provide an Emergency Service training platform in VR along with other related projects during an exciting phase for the Company. They're excited to share their journey and are currently looking for input and help in developing the project.

About Sean:

"I'm not a developer at all so don't ask me something too technical because you will just get a blank face. I am a gamer and tech-head though! I'm an expert witness by trade, specialising in Imagery Analysis and regularly provide opinion in cases across the country as well as internationally."

Evidential is proud to have worked on some of the highest profile cases around, and counts the United Nations as one of its clients. They're well established in the Criminal Justice System providing electronic presentation of evidence to help explain complex cases (and save the taxpayer money too!). The business is diversifying into the Emergency Service training world due to their unique position, with exciting times are ahead.

Demos

Gates of Nowhere - Peter from the VR Den will be demoing "Gates of Nowhere" - http://www.gatesofnowhere.com/en/

Derora - Local studio Holdens will be showing off their unique climbing game - http://store.steampowered.com/app/700540/Derora/

VR Crime Scene - There's a chance to check out the proof of concept that started Evidential's journey into VR production.

Queen Vic VR - Si Lumb is bringing along a recreation of Eastenders' Queen Vic pub, as demoed by Danny Dyer here - https://youtu.be/IyLNJuCijVA?t=4m40s