The workshop will also have feature talks and discussions with award winning storytellers, that will share their unique insight on the production of compelling immersive experiences.
Celine Tricart is an acclaimed storyteller who has developed a unique and recognizable style involving highly emotional stories and strong visual artistry. Her work was showcased in numerous Academy Awards qualifying festivals including Sundance, Venice, Tribeca, SXSW, HotDocs and more. Celine was the recipient of a Lion for Best VR Immersive Work of the Venice Film Festival, a Storyscapes Award of Tribeca, two Lumiere Awards by the Advanced Imaging Society, two Telly Awards and a Platinum Aurora Award amongst many other accolades.
Celine co-directed and produced Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies” VR documentary about the women Yazidi fighting ISIS in Iraq which premiered at Sundance. In 2019, Celine premiered “The Key”, an interactive experience mixing immersive theater and VR which won the Storyscapes Award at Tribeca. Shortly after, it won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at the Venice Film Festival.
Celine founded Lucid Dreams Productions, a production company specializing in new technologies and bold, empowered and unapologetic storytelling.
Ken Fountain is a talented animator, with experience that ranges from the smallest commercial houses, to the largest animation studios in the world. In 2007 he joined DreamWorks Animation crew in Glendale California, and given the privilege to contribute animated performances to many worldwide blockbusters, including “Monsters Vs. Aliens”, “Shrek 4”, “Kung Fu Panda 2”, “Megamind”, “Puss in Boots”, as well as parts of the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise.
Since leaving Dreamworks, Ken has continued working with major studios and directors as an independent artist. Most recently, he has had the pleasure of animating for “The Peanuts Movie” from Blue Sky Studios (2015); 2016ʼs critically acclaimed, and Oscar nominated, Google Spotlight Story “Pearl”, directed by Oscar-winning director, Patrick Osbourne (“Feast”); and Baobab Studios’ “The Legend of Crow” and “Bonfire”, the 2019 and 2020 Annie award winners (respectively) for “Best Virtual Reality Production”. He is currently the Animation Supervisor at Baobab Studios, and has been teaching advanced animation performance to students since 2010. For more information, visit: Splatfrog.com