Primary Affiliation: Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Initiative Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Philip Lelyveld runs the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), a think tank within the School of Cinematic Arts.
The ETC@USC is funded by the six major Hollywood studios plus related service, technology, internet, and consumer electronics companies to advise them on emerging technology-related opportunities, connect them with start-ups and communities of interest, help accelerate adoption of promising technologies, and work to drive standardization and avoid format wars.
His VR/AR Initiative studies and works to influence the creative, technical, and business issues that will shape this new, emerging art form. He recently produced events that brought communities of hands-on practitioners together to discuss and document the current states of ‘the emerging language of VR storytelling,’ ‘live VR production workflow,’ ‘the business of VR,’ and ‘VR Audio.’ He speaks and consults regularly on these and related topics.
Opening Keynote: The Journey into Virtual and Augmented Reality (Presenter)