Hi3 Network: Creative 360 Filmmaking Workshop

May 16 to May 17, 2023
10:00 to 5:00 pm BST
Maidstone Studios Vinters Business Park
ME14 5NZ Maidstone ME14 5NZ (map)

This hands-on workshop is aimed at participants willing to learn how to create their own 360 film.
No prior experience required! Held at our production lab at Hi3 Network hub in Maidstone.

From creative thinking, to shooting and delivering the film to your audience, we will go through each stage together step by step. Most importantly, we want this to be your film with your own creative inputs. Whether you are working in a commercial businesses, marketing company, education sector, creative industry, you name it, we will tailor our approach to you and hope to discover your world and explore your ideas during the workshop, as much as we will share ours.

Workshop will consist of:

1. Demo of AΦE’s production WHIST and 0AR, WHIST artist's talk (WHSIT creation process) and Q&A
2. Presentation by James Brown about current 360 Film landscape
3. Concept making
4. Creating a storyboard, script, environment/set design and action
5. Shooting
6. Editing
7. Review your own 360 Film
8. Open discussion

It will be led by AΦE’s Artistic Directors, Aoi and Esteban and James Brown DOP of WHIST. We will closely follow participants’ progression and tailor them to your needs and creation. Making a group or individual is totally up to each participant. The workshop’s aim is to understand the process of 360 Filmmaking and test the ideas.

Participants are welcome to bring your own equipment if they wish:

- 360 Camera
- Monopod
- VR headset
- External Hard drive
- Any ideas, props, text, tools you wish to explore

You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you wish.
We will be editing on DaVinci Resolve so please be sure to have this installed on your device.

Lunch and Teas/coffee are provided.
Please note that reserving your space on Eventbrite does not guarantee you can attend this event, eligibility requirements apply. This event is for registered SMEs only, please read the registration information below.
This event is for businesses, freelancers/sole traders that are new to Hi3 Network and have not yet completed 12+ hours of support. If you are already a Hi3 Network member and have completed 12+ hours, please contact your Community Manager to discuss further.

This workshop delivered by AΦE

AΦE is a Medway/Kent (UK) based dance company founded by accomplished dance artists Aoi Nakamura (Japanese) and Esteban Lecoq (French) in 2016. As trailblazers in this area they were the UK's first dance company to tour Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) productions internationally. They explore and develop unique experiences while incorporating cutting-edge technology into their performances.

Aoi Nakamura, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer.

Aoi is an accomplished performer in state theatres in Germany, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Punchdrunk since 2006. She is an award-winning choreographer with her work Ototoxic (2008) which was awarded first prize at the international choreography competition at Aarhus and was performed in Germany and Japan.

Esteban Lecoq, Co-founder & Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer.

Esteban has worked with Johannes Wieland Dance company (Kassel, Germany), Jasmin Vardimon Company and Punchdrunk among numerous other artists and choreographers in dance, film and immersive productions. He started to choreograph alongside his performing career since 2008.

Places are limited so please follow these steps to complete registration.

1. Reserve your space using this Eventbrite ticket page

2. Follow this Link (which is also emailed to you after reserving your ticket) to Register your business with Hi3 Network

3. Complete the registration form by Monday 27 February, 5pm

Who are we here at Hi3 Network?
Hi3 Network is defining the future of moving-image, screen-based and creative technologies through innovative research and development. A network of specialists, researchers, and businesses developing new products, services, experiences, and new research at our hubs in Canterbury, Folkestone, and Maidstone. Technologies we are working in are virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, motion capture, virtual production, computer-generated imagery, gaming, animation, eSports, etc.

Hi3 Network is part-funded by the European Development Fund.
The partners are London South Bank University, Screen South, Creative Folkestone, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Maidstone Television Studios.

Got Questions?

Great, you can send us an email at connect@hi3.network and one of our Community Managers will be in touch.

Hi3 Network is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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