International Keynote: How to fly with Dragons: Amplifying your storytelling through emerging tech

Storytelling predates writing. As the earliest form of entertainment and transfer of knowledge, stories helped us connect to each other and strengthen people power.

Today, emerging technologies like XR, help us amplify our stories in ways which we couldn’t have even imagined a decade ago.

Learn how DreamWorks innovators and their Advanced Creative Technology team are able to take audiences on hidden tours of their favourite stories using real-time technology via game engine. And how immersive storytelling has turned a beloved franchise, How to Train your Dragon, into a set of unique VR experiences.


Presented by:

Christina Lee Storm, Vice President of Emerging Technology, Strategy, & Business Operations at DreamWorks Animation.

Christina is Head of the Advanced Creative Technology group, which advances DreamWorks IP into new forms of immersive creative content on all platforms using emerging technologies including AR, VR, real-time rendering, virtual production, and motion capture. She recently produced two VR projects for DreamWorks “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise and is currently producing two AR projects for DreamWorks Abominable and Trolls World Tour. Christina also provides business leadership to the senior executive team for the studio’s growth in this space. As an executive, Christina has worked on Trolls, The Boss Baby, Captain Underpants, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Abominable, Trolls World Tour, The Croods 2, and The Boss Baby 2.

Christina was Founder/Executive Producer of the Act One Digital Lab, a funded Lab and Fellowship  combining science, story, and technology to incubate and create engaging online content for youth. An award-winning producer, Christina has worked on such Oscar-winning films as The Artist and Life of Pi, and produced the award-winning short documentary Life After Pi.

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