Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Corus Quay, Toronto, Canada, 25 Dockside Dr.

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 2-3, 2019

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Lesley Klassen

CEO and Co-Founder, Flipside

Lesley is the CEO and co-founder of Flipside XR, a real-time animation and XR broadcast company that is shaping the future of immersive live broadcast. Their mission is to build the tools artists need today to make the content of tomorrow. While at Flipside, Lesley has directed over a dozen VR applications and experiences, presented at Oculus Connect about the best practices in VR design, and helped build out the vision behind the future of immersive broadcast. Today they work with customers like SuperRTL, co-owned by Disney Television and Caffeine Studios, a joint venture with 21st Century Fox. In a prior life, Lesley was an improviser, video director, interactive designer and a synth player.  

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Corus 8th Floor Theatre

Immersive Storytelling

The art of storytelling has become a big focus with emerging technologies. Dan Fill (Dark Slope), Steve Miller (Secret Location) and Leslie Klassen (Flipside) discuss how virtual reality (VR) opens up a world of storytelling possibilities that turn viewers into active participants of an experience. Analyzing narratives - our panel discusses the challenges of immersive storytelling. 

With Ana Serrano Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre Dan Fill Co-Founder and COO, Dark Slope Studios Lesley Klassen CEO and Co-Founder, Flipside Steve Miller Senior Creative Technologist, Secret Location

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