Speaker Profile: Aruna Inversin, Digital Domain

Speaker Profile: Aruna Inversin, Digital Domain

Aruna Inversin, Creative Director + VFX Supervisor of VR/AR at Digital Domain is one of 50 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects San Francisco 2017 on the 27th and 28th June. To hear him speak in person, book your ticket now!


Q: What do you do?

A: As a creative director, I am responsible for developing creative content that exceeds the expectations set forth by the client in marketing their products. As a visual effects supervisor, I am responsible for the completion of that creative, whether by me or an external director, using the live production and VFX toolsets at my disposal.


Q: What makes you most excited for VR, AR and MR?

A: The ability to escape from reality is exciting, but the ability to augment our real world will have the most impact.


Q: What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?

A: The aggressive growth we have seen will continue as we mature this industry. I think the general public still has an infatuation with the technology, but has not come to terms with the physical limitations of the systems currently in place. It will be up to us to deliver compelling content in VR that makes the consumer say ‘Wow!’ the first time they see it.


Q: What major trends do you predict for VR, AR and MR in the next 12 months?

A: The next 12 months will see in increase in 360 video creation, coming from both professional and amateur filmmakers. What I call ‘positional narrative’, will start to become a valid way to consume cinematic content. The stand-alone 6DoF headsets coming out this year will have a profound impact on the way VR/AR is consumed by the general public.


Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC San Francisco are you most looking forward to and why?

A: The opportunity to network with peers about the amazing journey we are taking into VR!


Don’t miss your chance to hear Inversin reveal the story behind Digital Domain’s work with the NBA as he showcases how the team used various filmmaking techniques, including set reconstruction, stereoscopic movie atlas and proprietary VR camera systems to create a truly immersive 360° digital universe and bring the viewers closer to the action both on and off the court. Inversin will be speaking at VR Connects San Francisco. at 12:30 on the 28th June 2017. Book your ticket now! 


About The Speaker

Aruna Inversin has been with Digital Domain for over a decade and has been working in the visual effects industry for more than 20 years. Working around the world starting in Northern California, British Columbia and Australia, he is currently based in Los Angeles. His experience and expertise has contributed to his many accolades, including two Emmy nominations and a Visual Effects Society nomination for the first Virtual Reality Advertisement, The Neymar Jr. Experience for Nike, where viewers can score a goal as Neymar Jr. in a first-person, virtual world.

Most recently, Inversin has been supervising cinematic storytelling experiences through Virtual Reality on multiple platforms. Using his extensive skillset and years of experience in the visual effects world, he is able to venture out into the evolving world of Virtual Reality. He has designed and manufactured bespoke VR camera rigs which enable him and his team to create and capture the best 360 video for every project. Recent projects include VR experiences based on popular Syfy series, including Welcome to the Quiet Room for Incorporated and multiple projects based on The Expanse; Bjork’s Stonemilker VR experience, which debuted at MoMA in NY; and high-end international VR music videos for artist Chris Li. Currently, he is developing interactive experiences for the Google Daydream platform using VR stereoscopic video.


About VR Connects San Francisco 2017

More than 500 delegates from the VR, AR and MR industry will gather at San Francisco venue Bespoke on the 27th and 28th June 2017 for the first ever VR Connects San Francisco. Over the two days of the event, there will be 50 expert speakers addressing the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now!

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