HTC’s Cher Wang and Filmmaker, VR Creator, Jon Favreau among Monday night’s award recipients
AMD was thrilled to be a presenting sponsor at The Advanced Imaging Society and The VR Society’s prestigious Lumiere Awards February 13 at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, CA, recognizing distinguished creative achievement in a variety of genres. Roy Taylor, AMD Corporate Vice President, Content, Alliances, VR welcomed guests prior to presenting two of the awards for the evening. “We are truly thrilled to support this event because recognizing you and your hard work is incredibly important to us,” he said.
Taylor presented the Lumiere for Best VR Game to Owlchemy Labs for “Job Simulator.” This VR experience invites players to use their controllers to try four different jobs, from officer worker to gourmet chef. “The result is an ability to wreak havoc and just have fun,” Taylor said.
Taylor also presented the Lumiere for Best VR Series to “Invisible,” written by Melisa Wallack and produced by Doug Liman, 30 Ninjas and Conde Naste Entertainment. “This five-part series features chase sequences, shots-within-shots and frequent shifts in location from Haiti to Brooklyn.” Juliana Tatlock and Doug Liman accepted the award for “Invisible.”
Cher Wang of HTC Vive was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for exemplifying exceptional forward movement in the VR Sciences. Her award was presented by AIS-VR Society President Jim Chabin and actress Maria Bello.
Filmmaker and VR Creator, Jon Favreau, known for such works as Iron Man, Jungle Book, Avengers and more, was honored with the Society’s Harold Lloyd Award, presented last year to Marvel’s Victoria Alonso. “Jon is a wonderfully talented gentleman with great vision,” said AMD’s Roy Taylor.
Two-time Academy-award winner, director Robert Stromberg presented Google with the award for Best VR Experience for Tilt Brush.
The Lumiere for Best VR Animation Experience was given to “Dear Angelica” from Oculus Story Studio.
The society’s mission is to be the world’s foremost advocate of unparalleled visual experiences through innovation in technology and in the creative arts. For more about AIS or its membership, visit www.advancedimagingsociety.com.