Prix Europa MasterClass in Helsinki!

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We welcome you to take part on the 30th of August 2016, 13.00 - 16.00, at Yle / Studiotalo / Studio 2 / Pasila

The focus on this Masterclass will be VR and 360 videos - on both - the technical and storytelling side of these very hyped medias.

13.00 - 14.00
Virtual Reality: From Documentary to Porn
Eirin Solheim & Marius Arnesen / NRKBETA

VR and 360-degree video is one of the year’s most hyped technologies. What hides behind the concepts? Why is VR important for us in the media industry? NRKbeta takes on the topic with examples, depth, humor and analysis. Eirik Solheim and Marius Arnesen take you all the way from games, through architecture, art, warfare and further to news, documentaries and video production.

14.00 - 15.00
The Future of Storytelling
Klasien van de Zandschulp & Femke Deckers

Klasien and Femke investigate the role of storytelling in our current timeframe. In their joint presentation they consider the lessons of previous projects, discussing what lead to success and connect these to their case studies on online storytelling, mobile technology and mixed reality. As founders of the Interactive Storytelling Meetup in Amsterdam they will share the results of a half year of meetups presenting the highlights and trending topics.

15.00 - 16.00
Panel discussion - Virtual reality, Storytelling and Fiction
Klasien van de Zandschulp, Femke Deckers, Mikko Pöllä, Eirik Solheim & Marius Arnesen.

Combining all of the expertise of these digital experts, we’ll discuss about digital storytelling, especially in VR. We could discuss about technology for hours and hours, but how do we produce the core - stories for our online projects? What are the difficulties in scriptwriting, planning and the actual making of projects that try new technologies, such as VR? What are the possibilities and what is actually possible at the moment? Finnish scriptwriter Mikko Pöllä will join the conversation and bring in the point of view from the world of fiction. Mikko will pitch his new series idea before the panel. Mikko is developing a series which is based on a whole new virtual reality world which is not yet possible, but how long will it be impossible?

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Salla-Rosa Leinonen
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Yle Drama