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Company Name

ARX

Contact Details

Joe Chang

joe@arx.training

021 107 3320

Company Bio

ARX is a B2B solution aimed at gyms. The intention is to engage their clients with a new and innovative way of exercising. Primarily, the system involves giving gym members AR glasses to play exercise-based games and challenges under the direction of personal trainers.

Website

www.arx.training

Showreel

https://youtu.be/TwDjr1sHCgs

Size of company

2

Age of company

3 months

Future interest

AR/VR

Ability to scale

We have access to contractors

 


Company Name

AUT

Contact Details

Harry Silver

harry.silver@aut.ac.nz

+64 9 9219566

Company Bio

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand. We have been a university since 2000 and a place of learning for 120 years. Our staff, students and graduates are developing innovative research, teaching and practice based capabilities in the areas of augmented and virtual realities. The schools in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies lead a diverse range of approaches and applications applied to AR/VR: Art and Design, Engineering and Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Creative Technologies and Communications.

Website

http://www.aut.ac.nz/

Size of company

Over 3,500 staff and 20,000 Students

Age of company

Founded in 2000

 


 

Company Name

Black Box Productions

Contact Details

Mairi Gunn

blackbox@xtra.co.nz

0274 460 164

Company Bio

Black Box Productions Ltd is a small video production company. We experiment with and build audio equipment, shoot and edit projects that take our fancy and play with new technology and ideas that fit with our philosophy.

Case Studies

http://wallaceartstrust.org.nz/exhibitions/exhibition/mairi-gunn-common-ground/

Other

§  2005 Vice President of Women in Film & Television (Auckland)

§  2007- 2008 NZ Representative to the Board of WIFT International

§  2006 Unsung Heroine of NZ Screen Industry Award for being NZs first female cinematographer

§  2008 Best Overall Entry in the Wairoa Māori Film Festival as Co-Producer and Cinematographer on Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere, a feature-length documentary about water pollution in a remote Maori community that was commissioned by Māori Television who took it to screen at the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Conference in Taiwan in 2010

§  2010 Foundation member of NZ Cinematographers Society (NZCS)

§  2015 Dean’s List for MPhil Common Ground

Mairi’s practice-led research has broken away from traditional aspect ratio limitations to explore immersive projections in the context of the commons, an ancient concept that brings people together in a shared space.

In 2015, her video installation Common Ground was invited to Resilient Places / Resilient: Elders Voices Summit at Tsawout Reserve, Vancouver Island ‘in recognition of [her] work with indigenous-settler relations and the commonalities between Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa and Scotland’.

In addition to lecturing in Digital Design at AUT where she is part of the VR Lab research cluster, she is currently extending her research by investigating how an urban commons might be established using Virtual Reality, 360° image capture, photogrammetry in her work with new immigrants that will form the basis for her PhD thesis common / room (University of Auckland).

 



Company Name

Datacom

Contact Details

Christopher Blair

Christopherb@datacom.co.nz

021982025

Company Bio

We are an innovative, creative-technology partner that delivers transformational human- centric enterprise experiences around AR, VR, mobile and beyond

Website

www.datacom.co.nz

Size of company

4000

Age of company

50 years

Future interest

Education, Training, Construction, Tourism, Health. AI, Machine Learning, Bots, Voice

Ability to scale

Yes

 


Company Name

Doc Edge/Story Edge

Contact Details

Alex Lee

alex@docedge.nz

021 682868

Company Bio

Story Edge brings together storytellers, designers, creative technologists and producers to collaborate on transformative, immersive stories told across interactive digital platforms. Through a series of Sandboxes we offer master-classes and labs designed to build interactive digital story-world capabilities. The shape of each Sandbox is determined by the topic and the mentors – all based around the theme of creating an interactive story. Story Edge is a companion event to the Screen Edge Forum and Doc Edge Festival. It continues the work of the Documentary New Zealand Trust to seed innovation in the NZ Screen sector.Story Edge is supported by the New Zealand Commission and NZ on Air.

Website

www.docedge.nz

Showreel

www.docedge.nz

Case Studies

www.docedge.nz

Size of company

6-12

Age of company

12

Future interest

Storytelling across linear and non-linear narratives in all genres, interactive, training and capability building, international co-productions, marketing & distribution

Ability to scale

Yes

 


Company Name

Film Auckland

Contact Details

Alex Lee

alex@docedge.nz

021 682868

Company Bio

Film Auckland Inc is an independent organisation supporting and advocating for the Auckland screen industry. It provides a voice for all screen and associated sectors, ensuring the wellbeing and growth of the screen industry as an important business sector of our country.

Website

http://www.filmauckland.com/

 


Company Name

Guerilla House Digital

Contact Details

Alex Legg

alex@guerilla.digital

021 08 115050

Company Bio

Guerilla House Digital is a VR and AR Production and Post Production company. Our services include: Visual Effects (VFX), Animation, 3D Graphics & Visualisation, Matte Painting, Photogrammetry, Stereo Conversion, Stitching, Compositing and Plate Clean Up.

We are also developing our own content in the fields of (VR/AR/360°) Architecture, Films and Photography.

Website

http://guerilla.digital/

Size of company

Small

Age of company

4 years

Future interest

Films, Architecture, Medical, Simulation, Games

Ability to scale

We are able to scale with freelancers as required.

 


Company Name

Harmonic

Contact Details

Peter Hobbs

peter@harmonicstudio.com

021 139 3075

Company Bio

Peter Hobbs is one of New Zealand's leading composers and sound designers with hundreds of film, TV and commercial credits. He is currently creating cinematic VR sound using the latest spatial audio tools.

Website

www.harmonicstudio.com

Showreel

www.harmonicstudio.com

Size of company

1

Age of company

16 years

Ability to scale

Yes

 


Company Name

IGDA Virtual, Augmented, & Mixed Realities SIG

Contact Details

Jamie Telford

jamie.telford@gmail.com

0273684743

Company Bio

The VAMR SIG exists to facilitate the vibrant community of developers who are actively working or conducting research in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities for interactive / entertainment purposes.

 

Focused within the sphere and heritage of game development but in the interest of innovation and as a reflection of the larger community, we will actively share resources with our neighbouring industries of Software/Apps, Film, Installation (Art), Simulation, Education, Health and Music VR/AR/MR applications.

 

This effort is to seed collaborations across different industries which all developers can benefit, ultimately to contribute and further enrich expertise in the VR/AR/MR industries.

 

The SIG will have a presence at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year and will seek to forge closer relationships with key stakeholders and develop new and exisiting networks.

Website

https://igda-vamr.github.io

Size of company

8

Age of company

1 year

Future interest

Expanding membership and driving New Zealand’s games industry to a billion dollar industry.

Ability to scale

Yes, especially globally.

 


Company Name

Magnify World

Contact Details

Matt Coleman

matt@magnifyworld.com

021433201

Company Bio

Having worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Matt has worked for Warner, Sony and is Founder of the Magnify brand, the company offers expert industry advice in augmented reality and virtual reality and offers a range of solutions in this growing industry. In addition the Magnify World conference showcases the best AR/VR experiences from start ups to entrepreneurs and industry. The inaugural summit was the largest conference of its kind in the Asia Pacific region attracting over 1,300 attendees that included major brands and speakers from Hollywood and around the world.

Website

www.magnifyworld.com

Size of company

5

Age of company

2.5 years

Future interest

AR and conferences around the industry. Asian market focus 

Ability to scale

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, worldwide reach

 


Company Name

Media Design School

Contact Details

Jackie Young

jackie.young@mediadesignschool.com

09 303 0402

Company Bio

Media Design School is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a dedicated stream focusing on two of the world’s biggest emerging technologies: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

 

Media Design School has also incorporated opportunities for students to develop concepts and prototypes for both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality across all of its degree programmes.

 

In addition, Auckland students who are creating digital design projects on two of the world’s hottest technology platforms now have an exciting opportunity to work alongside world-leading creative content companies.

 

This is thanks to a new agreement between Media Design School (MDS) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), which will see MDS using ATEED’s globally connected AR/VR Garage in the Uptown Innovation Hub.

Website

http://www.mediadesignschool.com

 


Company Name

Method

Contact Details

Sam Ramlu

sam@method.digital

021 605 510

Company Bio

Method are artists, storytellers, innovators and technologists. We live for creativity and high quality interactive experiences that are entertaining and engaging.

With over 13 years in the digital, interactive and new technology space, we’ve been developing and prototyping virtual reality experiences since 2013 and launched the first interactive VR experience in NZ in 2015.

We’re working with brands and the entertainment industry to bring stories to life using virtual and augmented reality and 360 video. 

Website

www.method.digital

Showreel

https://vimeo.com/187052455

Case Studies

http://method.digital/case-studies/unitec-think-do, http://wynyard-quarter.co.nz/wqsmart

Size of company

11

Age of company

13 years

Future interest

Interactive VR experiences for brands and entertainment using both 360 video and/or CGI as well as a combination of both.

Ability to scale

Can easily scale up to add more developers, programmers, 3D artists, designers, AI specialists. We are knowledgeable in this space so would know a good hire from a bad one.

 



Company Name

PlusReal

Contact Details

Damien Tauri

damien.tauri@plusreal.co.nz

021303963

Company Bio

+Real (plusREAL) is a content studio that uses VR and AR technologies to create next generation entertainment and educational experiences. With an award-winning innovation background in 3D, technology and gamification our focus is on the future for VR and AR, where the technologies will be commonplace and audiences who’ve been fed a regular diet of big ticket experiences are looking for regular content to consume.

Website

plusreal.co.nz

Size of company

5

Age of company

2 months

Future interest

Live VR, anchored AR

 


Company Name

Staples VR

Contact Details

Aliesha Staples

info@staplesrentals.co.nz

022 4262783

Company Bio

Staples is a film industry rental and VR content creation company focused on bringing the newest emerging technology to Oceania, and providing rental, tech support and full production facilities for 2\d video and VR/360 video content.

Website

www.staplesvr.co.nz, www.staplesrentals.co.nz, www.staplesvr.com.au

Showreel

www.staplesvr.co.nz

Case Studies

http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/story/virtual-reality-house-fire-puts-you-in-the-hot-seat-2016120819

Size of company

7

Age of company

2 years

Future Interest

Volumetric video capture, Interactivity 

Ability to scale

Have a register of freelancers we can pull in as required

 


Company Name

Stargate Interactive

Contact Details

Jonathan Duncan

jd@stargateinteractive.com

021 820 800

Company Bio

Stargate Interactive produces cinematic quality, 360° Virtual Tours, published on Google Maps “Street View” and also produces Interactive Mixed Reality Content (both Live and Recorded), for its fast growing Virtual Tourism, Retail and Entertainment markets.

 

Altogether, its clients represent a wide cross-section of businesses, from SME’s to Major Corporate's, and soon, “on an internet connected Screen, or VR Headset Near You”, the Company will distribute its content to global audiences, (including in and out of the massive China market), over its "VRTV" multi-channel, Internet Television Platform, scheduled for official global Launch, early 2017.

Website

www.stargateinteractive.com

Showreel

E-mail: jd@stargateinteractive.com

Case Studies

E-mail: jd@stargateinteractive.com

Size of company

Small

Age of company

1.5 years

Future interest

Providing Global Distribution for all Content Producers on its VRTV Platform

Ability to scale

Proven

 


Company Name

Verso VR

Contact Details

Daniel Crayford

daniel@versovr.com

021 671 801

Company Bio

By combining real world data with bespoke animation in VR, we can introduce people to new ideas, constructions, and ways of seeing.

 

VersoVR are a group of animators, illustrators, writers and technicians who have worked on sophisticated high end CG production for over 20 years, designing and creating award-winning 3D animated content for film and television.

 

We’re happy to provide guidance and suggestions at the earliest phase of any project, and can look after the whole process from concept through design and animation to multi-platform publication.

Website

http://versovr.com

Case Studies

Filmmaking, animation, design and writing for over 20 years. Work examples available on request. To experience our VR work on HTC Vive please call to arrange an appointment.

Size of company

Two offices - Auckland and Wellington

Age of company

6 months

Future interest

VR tourism, education, science, architecture, gaming, storytelling

Ability to scale

Yes