The 2019 Hurter & Driffield lecture: Anthony Geffen 'From Attenborough to Hawking, the challenges of pioneering immersive storytelling in VR and AR'

06 February 2019

18:00 - 20:00

The Royal Philatelic Society, London
41 Devonshire Place
United Kingdom

Group Member£0.00 

The 2019 Hurter & Driffield Lecture will be given by award winning documentary film maker Anthony Geffen, Film-maker and CEO of Atlantic Productions, whose talk "From Attenborough to Hawking" will describe the challenges of pioneering immersive storytelling in Virtual and Augmented Reality.

As new technologies emerge, film-makers must re-engineer their art form to account for new platforms and more immersive experiences.  A pioneer in these mediums Anthony Geffen will talk about what it has taken him to stay ahead of the curve, over a career spanning more than 25 years and his vision for the future.


Anthony Geffen is one of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers and a pioneer in immersive storytelling who has won over 50 international awards including 4 BAFTAs and 8 Emmy Awards.  His diverse films include 11 projects with David Attenborough including the BBC series The Great Barrier Reef.  His theatrical films include The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest and his most recent television work was The Coronation with The Queen for the BBC.  He is widely considered a visionary for his innovative storytelling encompassing multiple platforms including 3D, interactive apps, and most recently immersive experiences in VR and AR with AI.  In 2017 he received the first British Academy Award for VR storytelling with David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef VR.  Current projects include Black Holes with the late Stephen Hawking.  Anthony is a fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford University.


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Photograph © Atlantic Productions 

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Region: LondonGroup(s): Documentary, Documentary South East, Historical