As part of DigiCities with BBC Academy, VR Birmingham provides amazing insight into the latest developments in new technology and we are thrilled to be involved again.
Taran, in collaboration with STEAMhouse will be hosting the upcoming event, VR Birmingham | VR for Film & TV which takes place on Wednesday 24th February 2021, 6pm – 7.30pm.Read More
Taran will be joining a cross-section of industry professionals taking part in the BBC Digital Cities Virtual, Portfolios for Screen event.
Taking place on Thursday 25th February 12.30 – 2pm this event is perfect for anyone requiring portfolio advice to successfully break into the screen industries.Read More
We are proud to be collaborating with Skills to Screen Midlands in 2021.
After accepting applications from people interested in breaking into the worlds of animation, film and TV as well as all aspects of games programming, design and production. They will accept 50 participants onto their short course.
This short training course will take place over two mornings on Saturday 30th and Saturday 6th February 2021.
- It will introduce you to how the screen industry works.
- You will learn about the in-demand roles in project management / administration, coding and art.
- You will meet experts from these areas
- You will gain CV advice
- You will hear about how freelance careers work
- There will be advice about what the work opportunities are based on your experience.
Applications are open for Skills to Screen Midlands! A FREE opportunity for anyone that meets the criteria to find their next job in the screen sector.
If this sounds like you, this free to attend Skills to Screen Midlands course will introduce you to the range of in-demand roles in the screen sector and how your skills will add value to these creative teams.
Watch Taran’s 3 minute talk as part of the ‘Stand Up For Diversity: Defining Legacies’ event he was part of in October.
Hosted by Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Essex Book Festival this fascinating evening three-minute mini-talks was part of our SU4D series of events that puts a spotlight on why diversity matters. This particular event focused on diversity within museums, libraries, collections and archives.
In his three-minute mini-talk, 3D Artist Taran Singh talks about his work in museums, bringing Sikh artifacts to life using new technologies, and reclaiming his history through the world’s first Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum www.anglosikhmuseum.com
We are absolutely delighted to announce that due to the success of our recent event with STEAMhouse Taran will be working with them on their upcoming schedule of VR Birmingham events.
These online events have been designed to give individuals and businesses an understanding of how immersive technology can be applied to their work. As well as direct access to the events expert guest speakers.
The next event in the series is Storytelling in Virtual Reality and will take place on Wednesday 16th December 2020 6pm – 7.30pm. Joining Taran for this insightful event is Andy Leeke, Senior Creative at Metro Boulot Dodo.
Book your place via the link below to join the discussion regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or have years of experience in AR/VR as it’s an opportunity to share and learn about the creative opportunities AR/VR technologies present.
Whilst we navigate these strangest of times, some areas of technology are making a real impact.
For example, with lockdowns and long-term social distancing, all businesses need to find innovative ways to develop and grow.
Moreover, they need to keep moving forward but at the same time, keeping everyone safe is paramount.
Using immersive technology is a great way to help businesses develop and diversify.
Whilst it’s evident the coronavirus pandemic is making life very difficult, those who can find practical ways to market themselves will succeed.
Immersive technologies are able to help businesses communicate and engage with customers.
Although in the past, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality were seen as a bit gimmicky, they are now being taken very seriously.
Estates agencies have had to adapt to the reduction in face to face communications quickly.
As such, they have needed to reduce the number of property viewings. For example, it has become more important than ever to limit physical viewings to those seriously interested. However, even those in a position to move might be reluctant to view in person.
Consequently, using Augmented Reality (AR) is revolutionising the way people view properties.
Equally useful for those living further away, it’s a great way to shortlist any properties you really want to see.
We covered this topic in further detail in our blog: How to Use Immersive Technologies to Engage Property Customers During COVID-19
The uses for both AR and Virtual Reality (VR) are vast in terms of education, learning and development.
For example, any sort of simulated working environment in which to train brings great benefit.
Whilst this type of hands-on virtual training is fantastic professionally, it’s also useful for University students too. For instance, those studying engineering or manufacturing can collaborate virtually and even work on practical experiments and 3D modelling.
Similarly, bringing a gaming type of concept into training means the potential for greater engagement from those involved is huge.
Virtual reality is proving very successful in the motor industry with companies using VR to build simulations.
Although the customer experience of viewing a car in a showroom can’t be emulated in full, VR comes pretty close.
As such, from the comfort of your own home you can get a real sense of your car of choice.
RETAIL AND BEAUTY
The retail industry too is getting on board with immersive technology.
For example, AR applications are on the increase and able to provide an attractive try-before-you-buy experience.
The concept lends itself to all sorts of retail areas including fashion and furniture and is a great sales tool.
Whilst AR fitting rooms allow you to try on items together, you can even find the perfect shade of lipstick or foundation at the same time. The possibilities are endless!
To learn more, and find out how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.
This blog was produced in collaboration with the LinkedIn Management Services of Cross Productions and Oxford Taxi Service from the Oxford Minibus Company.
We are excited to announce that in partnership with STEAMhouse our very own Taran Singh will be leading a digital sculpting workshop in December.
A talented and experienced digital and clay sculptor, Taran has trained with some of the UKs leading experts in sculptors and has a special interest in the human form.
The ‘Introduction to Digital Sculpting’ is a two-part online workshop taking place on 8th and 15thDecember 2020.
The workshop is as an introduction to digital sculpting using the free software Zbrush Core Mini. It’s been designed to help participants develop an understanding of the software and build new digital skills that can be integrated into their own projects and business ventures.
Open to SMEs only (self-employed or with your own business) this workshop is a fantastic opportunity to work with a talented sculptor like Taran, develop your skills and learn new techniques.
This workshop is fully funded but places are limited. For full details on how you can try digital sculpting with Taran3D (including how to book) visit STEAMhouse.