Unity and Sundance Institute have a lot in common. They are both long-time supporters of independent artists. They both value creation and innovation and they both want to help creators solve hard problems, enabling them to spend more time crafting their stories.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Unity this year, a true soulmate in the field. Their persevering work has created the tools that have made possible so many of the spectacular works in the lineup this year."
- Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and Chief Curator
We met with these creators and invited many of them to share their stories and learnings with the larger Unity community, inspiring others to push the boundaries of storytelling. For our Storytellers of Tomorrowseries, we filmed eleven interviews with XR creators, many with projects in New Frontier. Watch the series to see what inspired Eliza McNitt,The Black Eyed Peas, Tyler Hurd and so many others.
Unity invited bleeding edge creators to share how they are pioneering the real-time revolution. During our presence at the festival, we hosted three conversations on the latest trends and advancements in the film and content creation industries. Digital Monarch Media, Chris Harvey (Oats Studios), John Halstead (Pixar) and Ben Grossman (Magnopus) discussed the magic of Unity's real-time creative platform in our panel, 'Real-time Film takes Center Stage'. They shared insight about how tools made with Unity are being used in Hollywood films like Ready Player One and Jungle Book. We learned about the challenges of bringing a beloved Pixar IP from film to VR, and how lighting animators felt like they were playing games--not working--with Unity's Timeline tool as they created ADAM.