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Picture This Productions Launches the World’s First Multi-Sensory Augmented Reality Detective Game at the Mary Rose Museum
Picture This Productions Launches the World’s First Multi-Sensory Augmented Reality Detective Game at the Mary Rose Museum

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, October 4th 2022

This summer, cluster SME Picture This Productions launched Time Detectives, the world’s first ever multi-sensory augmented reality game, at the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth.

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StoryFutures Academy celebrates success with the latest ‘Bridge to Industry’ Scheme
StoryFutures Academy celebrates success with the latest ‘Bridge to Industry’ Scheme

StoryFutures Academy, September 29th 2022

Following the success of the first two projects supported by the first StoryFutures Academy and National Film & Television School (NFTS) Bridge to Industry scheme, a second round of the programme is going into production.

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StoryFutures Academy Supports NFTS To Launch Successful Second Virtual Production Course
StoryFutures Academy Supports NFTS To Launch Successful Second Virtual Production Course

StoryFutures Academy, September 26th 2022

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has opened applications for the new intake of its hugely successful Virtual Production Certificate programme. The part time, six month course welcomed its inaugural cohort of 15 students in January 2022.

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Three StoryFutures Academy supported projects selected for the Venezia 79 Immersive Line-Up
Three StoryFutures Academy supported projects selected for the Venezia 79 Immersive Line-Up

StoryFutures Academy, August 30th 2022

StoryFutures Academy is thrilled to announce that we have three immersive projects selected for the Venice Immersive for Venezia 79 (2022) - all projects have been supported by StoryFutures Academy training and funding programmes. Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom and Kindred are “in competition”, while (Hi)Story Of A Painting: The Light In The Shadow is being showcased as part of the “Best Of Venice Immersive”.

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VP Futures: A Co-Production & Training Programme, Announces Two Winning Companies
VP Futures: A Co-Production & Training Programme, Announces Two Winning Companies

StoryFutures Academy, July 26th 2022

VP Futures is an exciting co-production training & development programme between StoryFutures Academy (The UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling) and Future Screens NI supported by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Epic Games.

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Project on Understandings of Intellectual Property Rights in Immersive Technology Completes First Report
Project on Understandings of Intellectual Property Rights in Immersive Technology Completes First Report

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, July 26th 2022

A project to investigate the approaches to managing intellectual property rights in immersive innovation led by Dr Aislinn O’Connell from Royal Holloway University of London has published its first report.

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StoryFutures and The National Gallery launch immersive experience for families on Roblox
StoryFutures and The National Gallery launch immersive experience for families on Roblox

StoryFutures Academy, July 19th 2022

A magical augmented reality family trail at the National Gallery has been adapted into a free at-home experience for Roblox, the global online platform connecting millions of people through shared experiences.

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Introducing the Virtual Production R&D Discovery Pilot Winners
Introducing the Virtual Production R&D Discovery Pilot Winners

StoryFutures Academy, July 14th 2022

Meet our latest cohort of innovators: four creative businesses will spend 3 months developing new ideas in Virtual Production methods in collaboration with academic experts at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Launching a UK-Wide Series of Immersive Storytelling Events
Launching a UK-Wide Series of Immersive Storytelling Events

StoryFutures Academy, June 30th 2022

StoryTrails, the UK’s largest immersive storytelling experience, invites residents and visitors from 15 locations around the UK to explore untold stories of their town through ground-breaking multimedia technologies.

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BFI INVESTS OVER £1 MILLION IN 15 NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS AND CHAMPIONS IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING
BFI INVESTS OVER £1 MILLION IN 15 NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS AND CHAMPIONS IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

StoryFutures Academy, June 15th 2022

The BFI is investing £1.1 million in 15 new, bold and ambitious animation projects as it announced the recipients of the latest round of the BFI Short Form Animation Fund. For the second iteration of the Fund, the BFI partnered with StoryFutures Academy.

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