CREATIVE EXCHANGE LAB
The Creative Exchange Lab is a BIG IDEA that arose out of fearless360º’s work with Washington Filmworks and their move toward expanding their mission beyond the film industry to encompass the Creative Economy. fearless' proposal is to build a home for that economy. The Creative Exchange Lab would be part work space, part open-source R & D Lab, part education and work-force retooling, part exhibition venue, part gear rental and production studio, part networking space and job board – a hub that’s central to the success of industry, creative professionals, government, artists, students, and our community in the Silicon Rainforest. Learn more about Creative Exchange.
45 youth makers and educators participated in the NFFTYX bootcamp, learning the basics of thinking and shooting in 360 degrees. Guest artists Rose Troche (indie & VR pioneer) and James Kaelan (The Visitor) spent 2 days working with the students to produce 5 single shots films that were shown at the closing night party at KCTS9.
Fifteen Seattle artists and filmmakers were selected to participate in the TWIST360º Bootcamp, a day-long lab for queer artists and artists interested in making queer-themed content in immersive 360º storytelling.
Participants were introduced to the history, gear, and potential impact of immersive media. They experimented with 360º cinematography and developed a 360º project concept to present to indie cinema & VR pioneer Rose Troche. Rose worked with each project group, providing valuable feedback and concrete next steps.
FLY STORY, a collaboration with Washington Filmworks, brought 17 Seattle artists, from a range of disciplines, together at SIFFX to learn about the intersection of art + immersive technologies. In addition to attending panel discussions and workshops, FLY STORY artists met with culture and civic leaders, including representatives from the Office of Arts & Culture, Mayor's Office of Film and Music and Virtual World Society, to dream about the future of immersive storytelling in Seattle.
Many of these artists are now incorporating 360º media and thinking into their work and have forged collaborations with fellow FLY STORY participants. See Before They Flew Like Birds They Flew Like Clouds.