Warner Bros, an innovative movie and television studio, served as the perfect backdrop for the 8th Annual Lumiere Awards. These awards recognize how cutting-edge content combines with exciting new technology.
The Advanced Imagining Society (AIS) and the Virtual Reality Society are title sponsors for the evening’s awards. AIS President and CEO Jim Chabin says: “Tonight we have movie makers here who are dying to see the [virtual reality] work. We have [virtual reality] people who are dying to see the moviemakers’ work. [They’re] all creators of great content. It’s the new thing and it will take a few years but fans are going to love it because they’re going to be in the movie.”
In addition to the competitive award categories, prolific director-producer-writer multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau was honored with the Harold Lloyd Award. HTC Vive Co-founder and chairperson Cher Wang was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award. Google Earth VR was honored with the Century Award.
Zoe Hewitt was on the red carpet to speak with some of the esteemed honorees, presenters and attendees including Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK), Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS), Ed Begley Jr (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Robert Stromberg (Oscar-winning designer for AVATAR). For more about the innovative virtual reality technology and its application in life as well as the movies, take a look below: