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LFF CONNECTS: Johan Knattrup Jensen

A pioneer in navigating the future of cinematic virtual reality, Johan Knattrup Jensen will talk about his work – past, present and future.

Based in Copenhagen, the progressive production studio Makropol strives to create transforming stories with tools from the new digital age. Their credo is: art can drive innovation and innovation can be art. Makropol employ virtual-reality technology to test the boundaries of film narrative. Building on traditional visual storytelling, they introduce new opportunities for audiences to interact with plotlines and characters, and one another. Johan Knattrup Jensen graduated from the progressive alternative film school Super16 in 2012 and is considered to be among the pioneers of cinematic virtual reality. Here, he leads a masterclass on Makropol’s most significant virtual reality projects, highlighting the discoveries and detailing the challenges that have determined their approach to cinema.

Additional information

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to chat to Johan and experience his VR work in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank.

Johan Knattrup Jensen’s VR installation, Mother's Ghost, is open until 15 October at BFI Southbank. Find out more.

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