Beginning his career in music videos and photography, Chris Milk was honored with the top industry awards for his work with artists such as Arcade Fire, U2 and Johnny Cash. In recent years, Milk’s work has expanded beyond the traditional: his art straddles experimental genres, turning unfamiliar mediums into new found canvasses. Focused on using cross-media innovations to enhance emotional storytelling, he exposes the beauty in the things that connect us all. Milk most recently has been building multiple projects with virtual reality as the canvas, including the first ever live-action, fully spherical virtual reality film, a collaboration with Beck called Sound & Vision.
Gabo Arora is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations and award-winning filmmaker with extensive global experience in advocacy projects related to sustainable development, human rights, post-conflict and emergency relief. His current focus is on new technologies that promote social causes and make decision-making processes more inclusive.
Among these projects, he has developed a viral video campaign for the climate change summit, and worked with internet influencers to promote accountability on global humanitarian aid assistance. His most recent work was as a co-creator, director and producer of the UN’s first-ever virtual reality film on Syrian refugees.
Félix Lajeunesse et Paul Raphaël
Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël are two Montreal-based filmmakers and visual artists whose collaborative work has resulted in award-winning stereoscopic 3D films and multimedia installations presented across the world. Since 2006, the two directors have developed proprietary 3D stereoscopic 360° recording technology and software for virtual reality. In 2013, they founded Felix & Paul Studios, a complete creative, production and technology studio dedicated to the exploration of the storytelling and experiential possibilities of the medium of live-action virtual reality.
Since 2006, the two directors have developed proprietary 3D stereoscopic 360° recording technology and software for virtual reality. In 2013, they founded Felix & Paul Studios, a complete creative, production and technology studio dedicated to the exploration of the storytelling and experiential possibilities of the medium of live-action virtual reality.
Felix & Paul Studios directed and produced Introduction to VR, the 3D 360° cinematic opener of the new Samsung Gear VR as well as Strangers with Patrick Watson, a live-action VR experience which was featured at several festivals. Wild – The Experience with Reese Witherspoon was presented as a world premiere at 2015 CES. More recent works include Inside the Box of Kurios, a co-production with Cirque du Soleil Media and Jurassic World: Apatosaurus created in collaboration with Universal Studios and Industrial Light and Magic.