Creative Cluster

StoryFutures Creative Cluster creates and helps fund R&D projects with creative businesses in the 'Gateway Cluster region' immediately to London's west.

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Academy

StoryFutures Academy delivers cutting edge training in immersive technology and immersive storytelling for the traditional screen industries nationwide.

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Experimental Labs

Experimental Labs allow creative professionals who have developed interest and initial competencies in immersive to begin to experiment further in a collaborative and open environment.

This typically takes the form of two-day workshops run by specialist tutors and industry leaders.

Announcing our Immersive Production Tools Season

Game Engines for Creatives: Unity -
12th and 13th February 2020
National Film and Television School

Experimental Labs provide creative professionals with introductions to key technical areas of immersive content creation. Experimental Labs are suited to creative professionals in similar fields (writers, directors, producers from film, TV, games) who are seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of immersive production with hands-on learning and development. This workshop is suited to those with little or no prior experience of Unity.

Traditionally a core tool for games design, real-time game engines such as Unity are becoming a key tool for the creation of digital content production across many entertainment mediums including immersive, film & TV production. Participants of this skills lab will receive intensive practical experience through an introduction to the Unity software. Participants will learn to design and build interactive digital environments and scenes for VR, followed by an introduction to mobile augmented reality applications. By the end of this lab, participants will have gained a technical understanding of how real-time engines fit into the pipeline of digital interactive production.

Experimental Labs are held for groups of up to 12 participants and are allocated based on eligibility, criteria below.

Applications close: 29th January 2020

Apply for Real-Time Game Engines - Unity Lab

Image Capture For Immersive Production
25th and 26th March 2020
National Film and Television School



Experimental Labs provide creative professionals with introductions to key technical areas of immersive content creation. Experimental Labs are suited to creative professionals in similar fields (writers, directors, producers from film, TV, games) who are seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of immersive production with hands-on learning and development. Prior experience of immersive is not required.

With a focus on the emerging area of photogrammetry and volumetric capture, participants will gain practical experience of tools and methods to capture still and moving volumetric imagery. This hands-on learning workshop will be supported by masterclasses and development exercises from industry-leading immersive technical and creative producers. By the end of this lab, participants will gain deep insight into the requirements and limitations of new image capture technologies including photogrammetry and volumetric video capture.

Experimental Labs are held for groups of up to 12 participants and are allocated based on eligibility, criteria below.

Applications close: 11th March 2020

Apply for Image Capture For Immersive Production Lab

Game Engines for Creatives: Unreal Engine 4 (UE4)
1st and 2nd April 2020
Royal Holloway, University of London


Experimental Labs provide creative professionals with introductions to key technical areas of immersive content creation. Experimental Labs are suited to creative professionals in similar fields (writers, directors, producers from film, TV, games) who are seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of immersive production with hands-on learning and development. This workshop is suited to those with little or no prior experience of Unreal Engine 4.

Traditionally a core tool for games design, real-time game engines such as Unity & Unreal are becoming a key tool for the creation of digital content production across many entertainment mediums including immersive, film & TV production. Participants of this skills lab will receive intensive practical experience through an introduction to the Unreal Engine 4 software. Participants will learn to design and build interactive digital environments and scenes for VR, followed by an introduction to mobile augmented reality applications. By the end of this lab, participants will have gained a technical understanding of how real-time engines fit into the pipeline of digital interactive production.

Experimental Labs are held for groups of up to 12 participants and are allocated based on eligibility, criteria below.

Applications close: 18th March 2020

Apply for Real-time Game Engines: Unreal Engine 4 Lab
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