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SXSW Panel Discussing Legion and MR

VR shows great promise - taking content that would normally be filmed in 2D, and filming it in 360° to create the feeling that the viewer is actually there. But how do we improve that sense of presence? This panel will discuss virtual reality's next step: Mixed Reality. MR takes VR's sense of presence to the next level through the creation of environments and overlays that can be bent and molded to the viewers will, creating a sense of agency that will unlock another level of real immersion.

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Justin Denton
No Proscenium Podcast Interview

"You may not know Justin Denton’s name, but you certainly have heard of his work. He’s the director of the much buzzed about LEGION FX activation at last year’s San Diego Comic Con (which had an encore at FoST Fest in NYC) and part of the core team at Here Be Dragons, the production studio that has helped put VR on the map.

Get ready, because Noah and Justin are about to have one of THOSE conversations."

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The New Storytellers III: Stories that Surround You

As part of the one-day conference The New Storytellers III, this panel explores what it means to create a story world, design for presence, and craft compelling narrative experiences that capture the audience's imagination with a new perception of reality.

Speakers: Justin Denton (Here Be Dragons) Hector Harkness (Punchdrunk International) David Oppenheim (NFB) Moderator: Cortney Harding (Friends With Holograms)

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Ghost in the Shell VR - Screen Daily

"Another impressive example of a blockbuster tie-in, Ghost In The Shell VR was created by studio Here be Dragons (formerly Vrse.works) and replicates some of the cyberpunk’s films most visually arresting scenes in a 3D space."

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Wired Article - Legion Sessions @ Comic-Con

"Just as suddenly as I'd entered the experience, I was outside of it again, in another sterile white hallway. That's where I remained for a few moments, breathing hard, before walking outside into the San Diego sunshine. Wondering how 10 minutes had felt like forever. And realizing that it's not the gear that makes the experience—it's having a Player Two to share it with."

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Vice Creators - Mr.Robot VR

The filmmaking innovations in Here Be Dragons' Mr. Robot short deserve attention as well. "There are a number of shots like this that will push forward the language of narrative VR," Denton says. Elliot's paranoia is expertly communicated through Esmail's placement of the camera in his claustrophobic apartment, and his anxiety through every jarring jump cut that punctuates Shayla's knocking at the door. He may not be facing off against multinational corporations or mercenary hacker collectives, but first dates can be even more nerve-wracking for someone like Elliot.

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Bloody Disgusting - Beware Crimson Peak

Dare you enter a house alive with secrets that will haunt you forever? Inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s new film Crimson Peak, this chilling 360 video experience will take you inside Allerdale Hall, a gothic mansion where nothing is as it seems. Brought to you by Legendary VR and developed by Legend3D and Mr. X.

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