2019 Hurter & Driffield Memorial Lecture

06 February 2019

18:00 - 20:30

The Royal Philatelic Society,London
41 Devonshire Place
United Kingdom

Group Member£0.00 

~~As new technologies emerge, Film-makers must re-engineer their art form to account for new platforms and more immersive experiences.  A pioneer in these mediums, multi-BAFTA and Emmy Awards winning documentary maker Anthony Geffen will talk about what it has taken him to stay ahead of the curve, over a career spanning more than 25 years and his vision for the future.  In 2017 he won the first British Academy Award for VR storytelling with David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef VR.  Current projects include Black Holes with the late Stephen Hawking.

Anthony Geffen is one of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers and a pioneer in immersive storytelling who has won 4 BAFTAs and 8 Emmy Awards.  His diverse films include 11 projects with David Attenborough including the BBC series The Great Barrier Reef.  His theatrical films include The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest and his most recent television work was The Coronation with The Queen for the BBC.  He is widely considered a visionary for his innovative storytelling encompassing multiple platforms including 3D, interactive apps, and most recently immersive experiences in VR and AR with AI.  Current projects include Black Holes with the late Stephen Hawking.  In 2017 he received the first British Academy Award for VR storytelling.  Anthony is a fellow at St. Cross College, Oxford University.



Geoff Blackwell
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