How do the tools we use shape the stories we tell?

Join leading Australian immersive media makers John-Paul Marin and Oscar Raby as they explore how the technology they use in their work impacts the storyworlds they create and the stories they tell.

This panel event is the second in a short series of talks brought to you by StartSpace powered by State Library Victoria in collaboration with Frame Documentary.

Guest speakers John-Paul and Oscar will discuss their creative works with an audience Q & A to follow.

Date: Monday 1 May

Time: 5.30-7.00pm

Venue: StartSpace in State Library Victoria

Frame Documentary Talks are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

About John-Paul Marin, Producer, Distil Immersive (AU)

John-Paul is the co-founder and director of Distil Immersive, an award-winning digital production studio. Building on a career spanning 18 years in the interactive media sector, his work bridges the worlds of documentary, art, storytelling, design and technology.

He has produced a slew of interactive experiences across the web, TV and in virtual as well as physical spaces. Having previously led the Digital Creative Lab at SBS, he spearheaded dozens of world-class projects and experiences, garnering international acclaim from multiple Webby and SXSW Interactive Awards to Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

With an emphasis on shedding light on the unseen world, his work has been exhibited at major festivals across the UK, Spain, Latin America and the United States. As a speaker and mentor, he has shared his experience at SXSW, AIDC, Sheffield DocFest, iDW Switzerland, DocsBarcelona and Mediamorfosis Valparaiso, and he is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

About Oscar Raby, Artist, VRTOV (AU)

Oscar Raby is a VR film maker, Co-Founder and Creative Director at VRTOV, Melbourne-based Virtual Reality studio behind the projects The Turning Forest, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel and Assent. In 2013 he completed a Masters degree in Animation and Interactive Media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where the subject of his research was Portraiture in New Media.

His graduating work, the autobiographical Virtual Reality documentary Assent, has been part of Sundance New Frontier, IDFA DocLab and Sheffield Doc/Fest as well as festivals in Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK. Assent received the Audience Award for Cross-platform at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014.

Oscar is currently working on a PhD under the supervision of Professor Jon McCormack and Dr Vince Dziekan that examines the underlying technical and cultural frameworks of VR software design.

About Frame Documentary

Frame Documentary is Australia’s first and only organisation dedicated to supporting the next generation of creative minds to enhance documentary storytelling techniques through the use of emerging technologies. The organisation supports creatives across disciplines who are interested in the merger of non-fiction stories with creative technology.