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Discover how to launch a career in VR

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 | Posted by Jim Thacker

How to Launch a Career in VR: An Evening with Survios. At Gnomon, July 6 by Gnomon

Watch Gnomon’s How to Launch a Career in VR: An Evening with Survios. At Gnomon, July 6 on Livestream.com. Do you appreciate games as an art form? Do you find the idea of a career in VR exciting?

 
Anyone hoping to stake out a career in the brave new world of VR should head to Gnomon’s Hollywood campus next Thursday, 6 July, for a free evening event that offers an insiders’ perspective on how to do so.

At How to Launch a Career in VR, four lead artists from acclaimed Californian game developer Survios will be discussing their own routes into VR, and provide career tips for anyone hoping to follow in their footsteps.

The event will also be broadcast on Gnomon’s Livestream channel: you can watch it via the player above.

Get VR careers tips from a leading virtual reality game developers
Survios is one of the leading lights in the new field of virtual reality gaming, with its VR shooter Raw Data picking up two nominations at last year’s Proto Awards, alongside Crytek, Epic Games and Owlchemy Labs.

Four of the studio’s key staff will be speaking at Gnomon: lead artist Justin Coury, senior animator John Kim, senior VFX artist James Littlejohn, and senior environment artist Kevin Wilson.

Each will be discussing their own transition from conventional VFX and game development work to VR, and how the fields differ: both technically, and in terms of career opportunities.

The session will also discuss current industry standards for VR games, and how to develop ideas for a successful title. There will also be a 30-minute audience Q&A session.

Free to attend, but register in advance
How to Launch a Career in VR: An Evening with Survios takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-10.00pm on Thursday 6 July 2017. It’s free to attend, but you’ll need to register online in advance.

If you can’t make it in person, the session will also be broadcast on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You can ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about How to Launch a Career in VR: An Evening with Survios on Gnomon’s website

 
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