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Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our new Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 90-minute videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theatre. with many of our Lab advisors.

In this video from the 2020 New Frontier Story Lab, XR Producer and Head of Development at RYOT, Jake Sally, provides insight into building a career in immersive storytelling, his path from narrative to interactive media, and how to find funding and distribution for an immersive project. This conversation is moderated by Resident Advisor and Artist Paisley Smith.

More conversations in this series include Iterative Practice and Collaboration, Lullabies for AI, and Building Characters, Emotion, and Story.

Jake Sally (b. 1990, Denver/CO) is an XR industry-leading Emmy nominated producer, public speaker and champion of independent artists dedicated to building the pipeline, vernacular, and stories of the emerging VR/AR ecosystem for audiences worldwide. Jake oversees content development at RYOT, Verizon’s internal content innovation company, focused on creating content formats of the future, technical pipelines, and storytelling techniques as 5G networks begin to become widely available to consumers. Jake’s work with artists and technologists includes VR, AR, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, physical installations, 5G, and motion capture. His work has led to speaking opportunities both public and private for institutions including MIT, Johns Hopkins, USC, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, Emmy Television Academy Foundation, and the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Story Lab among others. more...

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