For someone who’s been writing about the intersection (or, I mean, clash) of media, entertainment, and technology for decades, Los Angeles’ annual Infinity Festival is a bit of a candy store and an opportunity to explore. may become. In one place, we are on the cutting edge of change in all these areas.
This year’s gathering, now in its fifth year, will be held from November 2nd to November 5th at Goya Studios in Hollywood. comedian/game show host Howie Mandel, napoleon dynamite Himself, Jon Heder, Bollywood voice of voice AR Rahman, and actor/virtual reality director Elijah Allan-Blitz.
The conference will also feature demos and panels from sponsors such as HP.
So what ties it all together?
“The show has always been a professional conference focused on how technology enables storytelling, with a real focus on the media and entertainment category,” said the show’s chief curator. said Lori H. Schwartz, “Story is part of how every business category tells their product, and in terms of[media and entertainment]it’s also at the heart of the actual product. We have a mix of creative, business and technology resources that are business focused.”
It’s a little surprising that Allan-Blitz talks about another VR project of his. Recall, Featuring Brie Larson, who debuted on Disney+ last month. Mandel talks about something far removed from his usual haunts: Proto. Proto allows people to send interactive holographic images of themselves to audiences thousands of miles away. There is a possibility.
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Hanno Vasse, Digital CTO and Chairman of Infinity Festival, said: domain. “But we are just getting started. As more people see the unique value of combining entertainment and technology, and as more industry leaders see it as a great place to discuss innovative ideas, Infinity Festival will continue to grow. We believe there is no limit to what we can offer.”
The festival will also include mini-summits focused on various topics. This includes her SoCal Women’s Summit with panels from groups such as Women in Tech Hollywood and her MESA, the industry association for Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes tech professionals. One of the hottest trends in Hollywood video production, Virtual Production hosts an entire Nvidia-sponsored workshop on HP’s Z-series of computers and peripherals and graphics card maker’s.
“The exciting thing about how the show is growing is a reflection of some trends,” Schwartz said. “The pandemic has accelerated technological innovation and remote work. The democratization of the tools offered by our partners, and the increasing opportunities for creators around the world to access these tools, has taken a complete storm in the interest and understanding of the content we reflect at our festivals.”
Schwartz outlined several trends that are transforming Hollywood and spotlighted them on the show.
- “Virtual production is getting a lot of attention right now. It’s completely changing the production pipeline and creating new job opportunities.
- “Artificial intelligence and its impact on all aspects of media and entertainment.
- “The cloud and how it enables the many remote work solutions that have really emerged since the pandemic.
- “Under the umbrella of Web3, we certainly have NFT as a fan engagement (mechanism), but we also have the virtualization of experiences, whether in VR, (augmented reality) or a mixture of the two. .
- “It’s an experiential or immersive property that takes traditional family entertainment to the next level.”
This conference is suitable for Los Angeles. Not only does Los Angeles contain all of Hollywood’s studios, but it also has a substantial and growing tech presence, including Apple’s massive production center.
“We are a show that is a product of Los Angeles and its unique cultural history of being home to Hollywood and bordering Silicon Valley,” Schwartz said. It has emerged as a true home for technology solutions.”