Content Creator and Experience Designer Meetup / Panel
What does it take to flood the audience's senses with captivating visions of the future? Join artists, filmmakers, scientists, designers, and storytellers for discussions on large scale entertainment technology, immersive storytelling, and the relationship between sound and light.
This year at Further Future we are paying special attention to our community of film and video artists and their ability to capture ideas, tell stories, and flood your visual cortex with captivating visions of the future.
Curated and organized by Light Harvest Studio (lightart.tv) - Our platform for content creators includes the "Further Future Film Festival" where short powerful films and audio-visual works will take over the massive video screen and sound system on the Mothership stage, serving as pallet cleansing interludes between live acts.
After dark, as the lights, video, and lasers become our beacons in the night; we are inviting multimedia content creators to join the Further Future AV Mixtape project. Here, our world renowned VJs will be weaving together stream of conscious visual threads, mixing and remixing our communities most powerful film and video content, live and synchronized to the beats from our DJs on the Robot Heart stage.
Last but not least, join our content creator's meet-up; “Visions of Sound and Light” for a panel discussion to exchange ideas, with award winning film Directors such as Darren Aaronofsky, and experiential designers like Sakchin Bessette, from Moment Factory.
Ryan Uzilevsky, Host/Moderator
A classically trained artist and filmmaker, currently working in large-scale projection mapping and audiovisual design as creative director for Light Harvest Studio out of NYC. He leads both the Further Future and Robot Heart visual teams.
Sakchin Bessette, Keynote Speaker
As Cofounder and Executive Creative Director of Moment Factory, Sakchin Bessette has been at the forefront of the creation of more than 350 multimedia installations, environments and events around the world. Since cofounding the studio in 2001, he has turned his passions
for visual art, storytelling, technology, and interactive entertainment into a perpetual quest to amaze, inspire emotion, and bring people together to share meaningful experiences in the public realm.
Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His most recent film NOAH (2014) starred Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. It was hailed by Richard Roeper as “one of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film.”
In 2011, Aronofsky directed BLACK SWAN, which earned Natalie Portman an Academy Award for Best Actress and Aronofsky a nomination for Best Director. In 2008, he directed THE WRESTLER, recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei received Academy Award nominations for their performances and Rourke won a Golden Globe, along with Bruce Springsteen for Best Original Song. Aronofsky also directed THE FOUNTAIN (2006), starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000), starring Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, and Jennifer Connolly. His first feature, π (1998), won the Director’s Award at Sundance Film Festival.
He is a graduate of Harvard University and the American Film Institute.
Ryan Pulliam is the Co-Founder of Specular Theory. Specular Theory was founded in 2013 to break new ground in the realm of virtual reality content. Constantly at the forefront of this rapidly changing field, the studio’s developers customize immersive technologies to uniquely amplify the storytelling for each individual project. Collaborating with clients from Fortune 500 companies to major film studios to indie filmmakers, Specular Theory has built an unparalleled track record
for crafting startlingly effective new narratives using VR technology.
Jarret Smith is the co-Founder and Product Architect for the Touch Designer platform. Touch Designer is currently the most groundbreaking and widely used software for immersive multimedia performance world wide.
After being hired on her first tour as lighting designer for the band, Chevelle, Sooner Routhier has continued to tour for various rock and pop artists including Rage Against the Machine, The All American Rejects, Rhianna, and Bon Jovi. As a production designer, Sooner has created video, scenic, pyro, and lighting designs for many artists including Motley Crue, Disturbed and most recently, KISS. In 2012 she had the privilege of designing the lighting for eight sold out Jay Z shows to open the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. More recently, she worked with Annerin Productions as a lighting and scenic designer for their production of the Australian Bee Gees.
Keisuke Shingu, has worked in software development from startups to industry leaders such as Miselu, Pioneer Pro Audio, Native instruments, and Beatport, along with his award winning career in live visuals for electronic music, he is the Technology Director for the Further Future visual team.