The Whistling Woods Jio VR Lab has been set up at Whistling Woods International campus in Filmcity, Mumbai. In a major industry-academia initiative, Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts Institute has joined hands with Reliance Jio to set up development lab for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Industry.
The lab will undertake several activities including building a state-of-the-art, always current technology pipeline for VR and AR workflows. The lab will also play a meaningful role within the global VR community through its member ship of the global VR Industry Forum and participation in global conclaves like NAB, IBC and CES. Further, the lab will work with the Indian film and media industry in many ways including conducting monthly seminars and workshops for them as well as introducing new tech-workflows to the industry.
The lab will undertake all these activities in a structured manner to create a curriculum for Cinematic VR which will be taught to all students of Whistling Woods, making them India’s first generation of VR Filmmakers.
“We strongly believe VR will be the 4th content platform after Film, TV and Digital and this lab will create VR filmmakers who will kickstart India’s VR content ecosystem. Reliance Jio, through its leadership in the digital and content eco system, will support VR content creation and distribution and make cutting-edge experience available for its customers,” according to Jyotindra Thacker, President, Reliance Jio.
The Whistling Woods was founded by India’s leading film maker Subhash Ghai.