The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Taylor Williams - Executive Producer, ReelFX: Taylor Williams is an Executive Producer whose leadership has been key to establishing Reel FX as an early adopter and award-winning innovator in the Virtual Reality space. Taylor’s VR credits include: Shinola 360 Factory Tour – Shinola, #Enlistme 360 Skydive – GMC, Destination: Inspiration – Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Jaeger Pilot VR for Pacific Rim - Legendary Pictures, You vs. Sharapova - American Express, Porsche VR Experience – OMD, Performance Lab Activation VR - US Air Force, Shatter Reality App for Divergent Series: Insurgent - Lionsgate, The Book of Life VR - DELL Inc./20th Century FOX.


Andrew Wilson – Director "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson" Andrew Wilson is a director, actor and producer with over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He has directed several documentaries, a recent pilot for TBS, as well as several short films. His short “Satellite Beach” won the 2015 “Best Live Action Short Film” at prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He recently made the segue into 360 filmmaking, co-directing with brother Luke Wilson on a Reel FX 360° video tour for Detroit-based upscale retailer Shinola. As an actor, he has been seen in such films as The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and Bottle Rocket, which he also associate produced.


Chuck Peil -  Head of business development and strategic partnerships - REELFX: As a founding member of Reel FX, Peil has participated in the studio’s significant growth over the past 22 years, which now employs team members in their 75,000 square foot Dallas and 17,000 square foot Santa Monica studios. Reel FX is currently working a full roster of upcoming animated theatrical films as well as a multi-picture deal with director Jorge R. Gutierrez, including the Untitled Kung-Fu Space Western. Most recently Peil was attached as Executive Producer on The Book of Life, from Reel FX and 20th Century Fox, directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Brad Booker. The film has been nominated for: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, Visual Effects Society Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, Imagen Awards, five Annie Awards and won Best Character Design for the Annie Awards.  Peil is a respected leader and innovator in the entertainment space with over 50 projects to his credit in the theatrical, location based and VR space.



Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Session II: Guerin A, Herscher Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Presentation

The VR-AR ThinkTank: ReelFX and the making of "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson"

Taylor Williams, Executive Producer, ReelFX

Andrew Wilson, Director "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson"

Chuck Peil, Head of business development and strategic partnerships - REELFX

Moderator  - Celine Tricart, Director of Photography, Lucid Dreams Productions

Celine Tricart - Director of Photography, Lucid Dreams Productions: Celine Tricart is a VR filmmaker and founder of Lucid Dreams Productions, a production company specializing in new technologies and the future of storytelling. Her work was showcased in numerous Academy Awards festivals including the Austin Film Festival, the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival. Celine was the recipient of a Creative Award by the Advanced Imaging Society amongst other accolades. Celine Tricart develops projects in stereoscopic 3D as well as in virtual reality. She was the director of photography and the stereographer of a Shinola VR commercial directed by Andrew and Luc Wilson and an upcoming Jaunt VR documentary called “Amazonia”.