With the catchphrase of Tokyo We Are VR, the 20th annual conference for virtual reality professionals kicked off in grand style in Tokyo Japan. With Blend Media and Facebook as Partners, and a wide range of sponsors including, Adobe, Google, Veer, Kolor GoPro, 360DO/360Today, Garden Gnome Software, Kandao, Entaniya, Nodal Ninja, Insta360, GTune Mouse, Imeve, InVR, Yoshimi Camera, So When?, Wemersive, Theia Technologies, UtoVR, Vive, Pick Interactive, Go Thru, Ask Corporation, and Pisotech.
But even with all the amazing speakers, panels and workshops, the real treasure was in meeting our fellow Immersive creators, many of whom we had only met and became friends on social media.
The other prize was being able to conduct interviews with some of the titans of the industry, Chris Bobotis of Adobe, Nancy Eperjesy of Mettle, Ayden Hanzhong Ye of Veer, Alexandre Jenny of Kolor Go Pro, Caitlin Ramrakha of Facebook, Michael Ty of 360 Rumors, and Ben Claremont of Life in 360.
A special word of thanks to the IVRPA president, Keith Martin for inviting me to do a 360 Workshop. It was disappointing that Keith wasn’t able to join us due to his chemotherapy treatments. I think that I speak for all of us in wishing for Keith a fast and full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Keith.
Also special thanks to Simon Brookbank and Alicja Wasilewska of Blend Media, my sponsors, and friends. I wanted to include them both in the Interview series, but unfortunately, their busy schedules didn’t make that possible. Maybe I’ll get to London sometime soon, and we can do the interview there!
I’ll start the Tokyo IVRPA 2018 Interviews with the Three Caballeros of 360, Michael Ty, Ben Claremont and me, Al Caudullo as we voice our thoughts on the State of 360!
I hope that you enjoy watching this interview as much as we enjoyed creating it. No scripts, no rehearsals, just letting it flow from the Museum of Emerging Technology in Tokyo Japan.
This video is the first of two parts.
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