The Making of a Virtual Adventure: A VR Masterclass with Kim Adams and Ari Tarr

  • Immersive Forum
  • 60min
  • 2020

This is the on-demand recording, to watch live on 5th November click here.

We’ll dive into the vision and story behind Adventure Lab and the journey thus far; discussing the learnings from Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets and taking a sneak peek at what’s next. We’ll also discuss the performance side of the platform – our hiring and training processes, and the challenges of designing and performing for a virtual, interactive stage.

About Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets Step into the shoes of newly recruited secret agents to join your live host at the Virtual Intelligence Agency, where you’ll jump into your first mission to investigate Dr. Crumb’s School our Disobedient Pets. Disguised as adorable animals, you and your fellow agents will find yourselves swept up into an unexpected maze of puzzles and games that put your brains, brawn, and wit to the test!

During 9th-13th November an Adventure Lab will be hosting . An Adventure Lab guide you and up to three of your VR equipped friends on a time-based puzzle adventure. You’ll enjoy a unique social experience in VR that you’ll remember as if you were all together.

About the Speakers

Kim Adams

Before co-founding Adventure Lab, Kimberly Adams led a creative team at Facebook in developing the AR “Story Time” for Facebook’s Portal video device. Kim was the Head of Production and Executive Producer of the groundbreaking Wolves in the Walls at Emmy Award-winning Oculus Story Studio. Prior to that, Kim was part of the leadership team at Google Spotlight Stories, where she produced some of the first VR projects released world-wide.

From 2009-2013, Kim was a Producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she led the creation of a new short film division, heading a team of 125 across two companies in two countries. She partnered with eight new directors, producing 13 Toy Story and Cars short films while shepherding the development of a multitude of additional Pixar short-format projects, including two television specials.

Previous to Pixar, Kim served as a visual effects producer on several feature films including Apocalypto, where she was on location in the jungles of Mexico for seven months. She also worked at Asylum Visual Effects on films such as Master and Commander, which was nominated for an Oscar for visual effects.

Kim has spoken across the globe at conferences and universities about production, virtual reality, diversity, and leadership. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, The Television Academy, The Producers Guild of America, and Women in Animation.

Ari Tarr

Ari Tarr has a degree in acting and multimedia immersive theater design with a focus on mask, puppetry, improv and physical theater. He has written, directed and performed internationally in immersive theater productions and created installations for clients like Google, Facebook, Disney, Hendricks Gin, Electric Daisy Carnival and more. He has also been a designer of immersive XR content creation at River Studios working with clients like High Fidelity and Occipital. in 2015 he founded a company creating platforms for live immersive XR performance, and is proud to bring his experience to the development of Adventure Lab.