Powered by Samsung Mobile and in partnership with the award-winning comedy brand Funny Or Die, virtual reality technology will meet digital content live for the first time ever in South Africa this coming September, transforming the way you see, consume and distribute content through powerful technology tools. All aspiring creatives and scriptwriter virtuosos are invited to partake in the ground-breaking sessions that will tackle new levels of content transformation, propelling SA into a new era of digital content creation and ingenuity.
The first of its kind roadshow will be taking place in Johannesburg on 27 September and in Cape Town on 29 September 2016. Tickets will be available for R650 from 15 July 2016 at 14h00 at Ticket Pro.
Hosted by respected SA technology expert, Toby Shapshak, this social and digital sensorial extravaganza will include the following guests: head of Social Media Content at Funny Or Die, Dashiell Driscoll; Chris Heuer, president of Digital Content at Funny or Die; head of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA, Craige Fleischer; and more.
Samsung recently launched their virtual reality technology. Collaborating with the titans at Funny Or Die was a natural fit for us at Samsung as they are shaping the world of immersive and engaging digital content. This roadshow is the superlative platform to showcase how technology meets content in the digital era and we are eager to give SA an opportunity to be part of this incredible movement, says Fleischer, director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung.
Co-founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has grown into a premier comedy brand and production studio known for creating award-winning, high-quality content with a global audience of more than 70 million. Seasoned creative executives from the Funny Or Die will be launching, elevating and inspiring South African creatives and aspiring film makers to become part of this incredible techno-content initiative. President of Digital Content at Funny Or Die, Chris Heuer, is looking forward to coming to SA to present to some of the countrys top creatives, This platform will open up a world of digital technology and entertainment in South Africa, launching the careers of some of the top international up and coming film makers and entertainment specialists.
Funny Or Die, Capacity Relations and Samsung will be giving SA scriptwriters, videographers, vloggers and creatives the opportunity to have their work recognised and seen by more than 100 million on Funny or Die as well as R50 000.
To be eligible to enter the Funny Or Die Short Film competition, 360 Degrees of Funny, entrants must create a short form storyboard that is under three minutes in length with no more than four characters and using only three locations. The script must be between three and five pages long and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first phase of the competition will run from 15 July and close on 15 August 2016.
The top six finalists, chosen by the panel at Funny Or Die, will be announced by Capacity Relations on 1 September 2016. Each finalist will then be given a Samsung product to make use of during the second phase of the competition.
With specialised training from Samsung consultants, each finalist will make use of their Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge smartphone, Gear VR technology device as well as a 360 degree camera to shoot a short film. This phase of the competition will run from 12 July to 15 August 2016 and the final winner will be announced at an official ceremony in Johannesburg on 27 September.
The winner will be awarded a prize of R50 000 as well as the opportunity to have their video shown to over 100 million people of the Funny or Die website and social media platforms.