Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 18:15 to 21:00
6 Penrose Way Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0EW London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Virtual Reality is getting a lot of media attention for both gaming and video applications. Is it the future of content consumption or just a gimmick? What are the challenges of 360 video creation? What’s the latest news in the VR world? Can we have a play?

Martin Uren, a specialist in this field at Ravensbourne, will give a presentation on the challenges of creating good VR content   Download Presentation
and Ed Miller, Film maker, complement Martin's creative-oriented talk with some production and technology insights ... 

In addition Simon Gauntlett ( CTO DTG) will give a short update on the VR news from CES, VRUK and BVE  Download Presentation

This meeting is oversubscribed and it is very unlikely that there will be places on the wait list -

However you can register for a SMPTE Webcast  The Psychology of Immersive Storytelling at 6pm UTC on 25 Feb
SMPTE members free - non members $45

He will give an overview of the recent VR event at Ravensbourne and the recent news from BVE. We will also hear about the technology directions for VR and AR applications.

There will be some VR devices on hand for people to try out some content.


 Martin Uren is Associate Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Technology, responsible for delivering many of the technical units in the four undergraduate BSc courses in Broadcast Systems Technology, Broadcast Audio Technology, Broadcast Computing and Outside Broadcast Technology. His research area is stereoscopic 3D and VR, with a focus on the nature of the immersive experience.

Three Years ago he gave a stunning presentation to SMPTE UK section on 3D

Edward Miller is a filmmaker and entrepreneur working at the forefront of video production for virtual reality. He is currently working at two startups, 'Immersiv.ly', a company looking at new ways to present news in 360-degree video and 'Medical Realities', which is giving surgical training to medical trainees using virtual reality.

Last year, Edward shot and edited 'Hong Kong Unrest' , a news documentary filmed in 360-degree video that tells the story of the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The film broke fresh journalistic ground by providing a news narrative on a topic of world importance, using live-motion 360-degree video. View it (Oculus Rift or WebVR)


This meeting is timed to coincide with BVE –

From BVE walk or the DLR (Royal Victoria) to the Emirates Airline  and Enjoy a view of east London!

For the less adventurous

from BVE catch the DLR to Canning Town and Then One stop of the Jubilee line to North Greenwich

For others

Ravensbourne is right next to the 02 - and easily accessed by the Jubilee line (North Greenwich) which is only 11 Minutes from Waterloo

If you are coming from Oxford Circus/Soho / Liverpool Street– the Central line to Stratford then Jubilee line is a useful route

Or a variety of buses, by the Thames Clipper  and the Emirates Airline  for connection to DLR.

See the Ravensbourne website

We thank Sky for funding the ample refreshments for this meeting