After studying theatre and literary theory at the Free University of Berlin, Ludger Pfanz completed the degree course in filmmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg with honors. He has been an instructor and head of the studios at the University of Arts and Design at the ZKM Karlsruhe since 1997, as well as the spokesman of the Media Arts faculty since 2002. In 2010 he founded the „Expanded 3 Digital Cinema Lab“ at the University of Arts and Design at the ZKM Karlsruhe. In 2010 he also founded the first laboratory for content research. In 2011 he brought to life the International 3D Festival BEYOND, that he’s still taking care of. Ludger Pfanz works as a producer, director and author.
Joséphine Derobe discovered stereoscopy doing pictures for Alain Derobe, her father, in 2005. Together they developed the 3D Natural Depth Method - the "Derobe Method". Joséphine Derobe tries to enhance and develop this method and philosophy to explore the stereoscopic 3D as an artistic medium. For over ten years now, she has worked as a stereographer, director of stereoscopy and 3D-consultant for French and European 3D-projects, mainly feature films, but also other formats. She has worked closely together with Wim Wenders as his director of sterography.
Paul Modler is a researcher, musician and composer of computer-oriented music. He studied engineering at the University of Karlsruhe where he graduated as Diplom-Ingenieur. From the University of York, UK, he received a PhD degree in Music Technology. He is a fulltime assistant and lecturer at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), Germany. His interests are in multichannel spatialisation, music interaction, gesture recognition and gestural control of music and improvisation techniques.
Timo Heinänen has worked nearly 30 years as a cinematographer and eight years as a professor of cinematography at ELO Film School in Helsinki. He has led various international workshops and is currently doing his PhD on the cinematographer’s artistic process working with different aspect ratios.
Avinash Changa is the founder and CEO of WeMakeVR, a Dutch enterprise whose mission it is ‘to utilize Virtual Reality in ways that bring people joy, help them learn, experience amazing new things, capture and relive fond memories.’ ‘WeMakeVR pushes the boundaries of Virtual Reality to bring people a new world.’ WeMakeVR has been involved with VR since 2013, exploring news ways of storytelling, developing best practices, new technologies and workflows. Recently they created a new camera system to produce true immersive 3D films for virtual reality.