Master Series Class with Thomas Wallner

Explore the challenges and opportunities of using VR in a cinema context with Thomas Wallner, 13 October, at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. Don’t miss out and get your tickets now!  This Masterclass is presented by DOC Institute, a leader in creating programs to help filmmakers succeed their careers and make industry connections in the non-fiction professional community.


In a medium that breaks the fourth wall, where traditional film language seems to no longer apply, the overarching question is how to create truly emotionally engaging stories. Is VR the inevitable evolution of film or does this medium mark a departure from conventional cinema and require an entirely new visual language? Wallner will discuss the unique attributes of VR, how they fundamentally differ from conventional film and how this affects the storytelling process.

Tickets available here

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016,  6:30pm – 8:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto
Price: DOC Members: $40 / Non-members: $55  / Students (with valid I.D.): $30  / LIFT Members: $40

Projects include:
*Late Fragment, Canada’s first interactive feature drama, produced by the NFB and CFC
*The Guantanamo Trap and Before the Final Curtain Falls, Hot Docs Special Jury Prize winners
*Emmy-award winning genre-benders Fallen and Regenesis which propelled Alternate Reality Gaming into the Television mainstream
*Polar Sea 360°, an extensive multi-platform project that produced the worlds first long-form 360° documentary

Wallner is a recipient of numerous honours including two Emmy Awards with a total of five nominations, three Geminis, a Rose d’Or, two SXSW Interactive Awards, two Webbys and two CNMA’s.