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Discover how Legend put Stan Lee in VR

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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If you’re into Stan Lee, virtual reality, or the prospect of seeing Stan Lee in virtual reality, make sure you keep next Thursday evening free.

In a free presentation at Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation, Legend VR will be revealing how it created a VR experience for the debut series of Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders, starring the man himself.

The session will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel – but anyone visiting Gnomon’s Hollywood campus for the live event will get the chance to try out the VR experience in person.

Cosmic Crusaders: new Stan Lee adult animated series
Co-produced by Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Genius Brands International and The Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders is a new adult animated series, written by Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza.

The show – the first episode of which takes place in virtual reality – follows Lee, who, having come down with a case of writer’s block, meets seven aliens who have crash-landed on Earth.

Get an insider’s view of the VR pipeline
In the presentation at Gnomon, Will Maurer, VP of VR and VFX at Legend, will describe how Cosmic Crusaders came into the studio and will discuss his experiences working with Stan Lee on the project.

VR supervisor Ryan Cummins will share technical insights into the challenges involved in a VR pipeline, while CG environment artist Riley Franklin will reveal how she created the show’s backdrop.

The crew will also share a sneak peek at how they filmed Stan Lee on Gnomon’s own greenscreen stage for their Comic-Con launch campaign in June 2016.

Free to attend, but register online in advance
Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders: An Evening with Legend VR takes place at Gnomnon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-9.30pm on Thursday 28 July 2016. The event is free to attend, but you’ll need to register online first.

The session will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel, with the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #Gnomon. You don’t need to register in advance to watch the stream.

Read more about Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders: An Evening with Legend VR on Gnomon’s website
(Includes link to register and directions to the venue)

 
Watch Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders: An Evening with Legend VR

 
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