Rebecca Gregory-Clarke Appointed as NFTS Head of Immersive
We are pleased to announce we have appointed Rebecca Gregory-Clarke as our new Head of Immersive. Rebecca will lead StoryFutures Academy, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the NFTS and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Rebecca was formerly Head of Technology - Immersive at Digital Catapult, whose remit is to drive early adoption of advanced digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive. During her time there, Rebecca explored new applications for virtual and augmented reality across industries, and helped to run initiatives including CreativeXR, which supports early stage creative content projects using VR and AR. Previously, Rebecca worked as a Development Producer for BBC Connected Studio, delivering a range of digital innovation projects, including a set of ambitious experimental VR pilots. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Engineer for BBC R&D, where her main focus was on developing front-end software for prototypes that enhance the viewing of large, live events such as the Commonwealth Games 2014. Rebecca has also worked as an Antenna Engineer at Deltenna Ltd, and as a producer on BBC Click. Her background is in Electronic Engineering, having studied at the University of Bristol and Télécom Paris. She was named a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2013.
Rebecca says: “It’s an honour to be appointed NFTS Head of Immersive. The support that the StoryFutures Academy programme has received from both the film, television and games industries and the government is fantastic and I am looking forward to building on the work that has started since the Academy opened its doors in December 2018. Structured support and learning through doing is crucially important to this emerging immersive industry, and it’s truly exciting to be part of the Academy’s mission to engage and inspire established film and television programme makers to produce immersive content with storytelling at its heart as well as to upskill the industry in the use and understanding of VR, AR and MR technologies.”
NFTS Director and StoryFutures Academy Co-Director, Jon Wardle says: “We are thrilled to have Rebecca on board as our new Head of Immersive. She brings with her a unique understanding of both the art and science of immersive technologies and their potential for storytelling. She will undoubtedly be a real asset to the School and the Academy and I and the team are looking forward to working with her.”