Masterclass: VR Storyboarding demo, Joe Daniels, animation director/lead animator
Host: Manu Weiss, XR creative director, curator (CH)
Joe Daniels has been working in the animation industry for more than a decade. He is the 3D Animation Director at TinyCo Games in San Francisco, and the Lead Animator on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Joe has worked with clients such as Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Aardman Animation, and has been creating drawn animation in VR for about as long as this new medium has existed. He has a passion for exploring new tech and workflows related to the art of storytelling, and helping artists unleash their creativity.
After a degree in design and animation, Manu worked in various positions in the field of audiovisual media as a director, animator, and compositor for animated shorts, video mapping, commercials, games and feature films. With the new era of augmented and virtual reality, multiple curated immersive media exhibitions followed. Manu is an avid advocate for new technologies, art, animation and storytelling.