|On the Warner Bros. Studio Lot|
SHAPE:AT&T TECH AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO: VIRTUAL REALITY
by Janet Lawler
The SHAPE AT&T Tech and Entertainment Expo at Warner Bros. Studios made one thing clear -- Hollywood and Silicon Valley plan to make Virtual Reality a bigger part of your entertainment future. The two-day event (July 14-15) in Burbank showcased top movie talent and virtual innovations.
|Expo attendees try the VR world|
Bigelow's film "The Protectors" focused on African elephants’ as they near extinction from ivory-seeking poachers. The overall movie experience was definitely more exciting wearing the VR goggles feeling like we were walking through the African jungle. Collectively, our hearts were beating faster.
|"Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins|
Jenkins discussed her career (having worked as a camera person for years before directing) and presented the AT&T Entertainment Short Film Finalists and its winner Nicholas Arioli.
|Actress Kate Hudson talks Social Media in Hollywood|
The Expo capped things off by offering Warner Bros. Studio tours. I was like a kid in a candy shop! Warner's has such a rich movie history with everyone from James Cagney, to Bette Davis to Clint Eastwood and now Ben Affleck having called the studio home. We toured the set of "The Fosters"... and checked out the iconic "Friends" set... and the DC Super Hero section where "Wonder Woman" is on display right along with Batman and Superman.
|Outside the Steven S. Ross Theater|
|Wonder Woman at Warner Bros. Studios Archive Museum|
|"Friends" set at Warner Bros. Studio Tour|
Until next time.