IMIS CTC Announces Seminar on AR and VR in Cinema

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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

The International Moving Image Society’s cinema technology committee has announced further details of its forthcoming seminar on augmented reality and virtual reality in cinema. 

Held at the iconic Regent Street Cinema in London October 26, the seminar will look at the impact and uses that these immersive experiences are having both in entertainment and across other industries, the potential for both in a cinematic environment and the issues film makers may face in creating an immersive experience that still remains shared across a large scale audience. 

The seminar will feature keynote presentations from director of photography, lecturer, author and professor Harry Mathias and Scott Grant, managing director of leading global visualization house, Soluis. 

Mathias was the director of photography on feature films, network TV dramatic shows, documentaries, TV and political commercials, and music videos. He is schooled in the classical Hollywood movie traditions of cinematography and lighting and has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the cinema industry. His feature film projects have included drama, comedy, action, and special-effects movies. He was also active in the San Francisco avant-garde filmmaking movement. He won a Golden Eagle Award for his documentary about homeless teenagers, Shadow Children. He has filmed documentaries for BBC, CBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Swedish Television, as well as KPIX, KQED, and KGO in San Francisco. 

Grant holds overall responsibility for the strategic direction of, Soluis Group, one of the UK’s leading creative organizations. For over six years he has driven the Group’s reputation to be the leading partner for high quality digital visualization and interactive presentation for some of the world’s most dynamic businesses.  By building on the business’ track record of producing top quality visual media Scott and his team are leading a real drive to deliver better outcomes in project engagements by utilizing the latest digital platforms to aid understanding and these include shared immersive solutions including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. 

Those interested in attending can now secure their tickets free of charge online by visiting or