VMAC Forum - Virtual Reality for Narrative ExperienceVMAC Forum - 虛擬實境作為敘事體驗
Since its recent resurging popularity, virtual reality (VR) has often been seen as a wow factor rather than a narrative medium. However, does the medium have more to offer besides an exciting immersive experience? Will VR bring in a new perspective of storytelling? If yes, how can we achieve it? In the forum “Virtual Reality for Narrative Experience”, interdisciplinary artist Kaho Albert Yu and VR curator of Kaohsiung Film Festival Grace Li will share their current projects in the exploration of virtual reality as a narrative form.
虛擬現實（VR）在近年重新流行，人們視它為令人讚歎的元素多於敘事媒介本身。 可是，虛擬現實除了好玩的沉浸式體驗外，還有其他可能性嗎？ 虛擬現實能不能藉此提供一種新的敘事方法？我們可以如何實現它？論壇「虛擬實境作為敘事體驗」 請來跨領域藝術家余家豪（ Kaho Albert Yu ）及高雄VR FILM LAB計劃統籌李懷瑾（ Grace Li ），與講者分享他們最近於虛擬現實的敘事探索與計劃。
event details /
Date: 24/1/2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00pm (HKT)
Speakers: Grace Huai-Chin Lee, Kaho Albert Yu
Moderator: Angel Leung
Grace Huai-Chin LEE
Hosting VR FILM LAB project at Kaohsiung Film Archive, award-winning producer Grace has been working in XR field since 2018. Including coproducing VR content internationally, programming XR section for Kaohsiung Film Festival, she has maintained connections with international film festivals including Venice, Tribeca, Newimages and many XR related institution.
Kaho Albert Yu
Kaho Albert Yu is an animation and new media artist whose works often employ computer graphics, photography and digital technology. Over the past twenty plus years, Kaho has also been a software engineer, a technical director for feature animation films including Shrek 2 and the Ice Age series, an assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and a bicycle workshop owner.
Kaho received a BE in Computer Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and a MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. His experimental animations have been awarded and selected by various international film and new media art festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, interFilm Berlin, SIGGRAPH, and Festival du nouveau cinéma.
His current interest is in the spatial aspect of VR storytelling. He is currently working on a VR animation with the support from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
畢業於北藝大電影研究所，具豐富業界經驗，製片作品〈保全員之死〉曾獲金馬獎最佳創作短片獎。2018年起擔任高雄電影節「XR無限幻境」選片人、高雄VR FILM LAB計劃統籌，推動多項國內外合作交流計畫，催生VR作品曾入圍威尼斯、翠貝卡、日舞等國際級影展。