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Experimental Labs

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StoryFutures Academy

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This is an in-person workshop at our immersive lab at Royal Holloway University of London in Egham. Over the course of the day, you’ll get an overview of different capture technologies and the chance to try out some immersive pieces using these techniques.

You’ll also be taught how to do your own 3D capture of an object using photogrammetry, as well as work in teams to volumetrically capture a moving person with a low tech VolCap rig using Kinect Azure cameras. In addition, you’ll hear first hand from cutting-edge immersive studio, ScanLAB Projects, about working with LiDAR scanning and the different applications it lends itself to - from broadcast work to immersive environments.

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ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects is a pioneering creative practice that digitises the world, transforming temporary moments and spaces into compelling permanent experiences, images and film. Their primary medium is 3D scanning and with these assets, they design online environments, immersive installations and objects. Founded in 2010, they have worked with leading architects, broadcasters, scientists and artists from across the world. Their work has featured in major TV documentaries and cinema screenings, and has been widely published and exhibited internationally.

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ScanLAB Projects

This experimental lab can accommodate up to 9 participants. Applicants do not need to have experience working with capture technology for immersive, but should be able to outline why attending is of interest to their current practice. To apply, please complete the application form. These labs are free to attend and we receive a high volume of applications, therefore there is no guarantee of receiving a place and we will not be able to provide application feedback.

Please note this lab will be in-person and will require participants to follow government guidelines. All participants must wear face coverings, unless they are exempt due to a medical condition. We encourage participants to wash their hands regularly and bring their own hand sanitiser, however StoryFutures Academy will also provide sanitiser in the lab space. StoryFutures Academy will ensure the equipment and the lab space is sanitised in advance of participants attending the lab. If you have any concerns regarding COVID-19 and this lab, please email

For more information on Royal Holloway University's COVID guidelines please see here.

Key Dates:

Call Closes - Wednesday 16th June 2021, midnight BST

Applicants notified on application status - Week commencing Monday 21st June 2021

Lab Date - Monday 5th July 2021

This lab is now closed

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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To apply for the Experimental Lab: Get Hands On With Image Capture Technology you'll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants may not have specific creative experience working with capture technology for immersive, but should should be able to outline why attending is of interest to their current practice.
  • Age: Participants must be 18+
  • UK Status: Applicants must be UK nationals or permanent UK residents, living and working in the UK.
  • Diversity: StoryFutures Academy operates with a pledge to ensure 50% of participants are women and 15-20% are from BAME backgrounds.
  • Track Record: Applicants must have a substantial body of work and track record in a relevant creative field, including number of screen, production, performance (or equivalent) credits.
  • Ability to benefit: Applicants must explain why this opportunity would be of benefit to them and their career path and aspirations, and provide an opportunity they may not otherwise have access to.
  • Reporting: All participants must agree to funder reporting requirements, including provision of relevant business and employment information.

This lab is now closed. Please complete an expression of interest to be added to our mailing list for our Experimental Labs.

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