Jessica Brillhart

Jessica Brillhart

Director, MxR Lab at USC's ICT / Founder, Vrai PicturesNew York, United States
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Jessica Brillhart

Jessica Brillhart

Director, MxR Lab at USC's ICT / Founder, Vrai PicturesNew York, United States
About me
Jessica Brillhart is the Director of the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, and the founder of the independent XR studio, Vrai Pictures. Known for her pioneering work in the immersive space, Brillhart has made a wide range of award-winning experiences and platforms, collaborating with partners such as Bose, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Elvis Presley Enterprises, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Frank Gehry, the Montreal Canadiens, Yo-Yo Ma, Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence team, and (unofficially) the Weather Channel. Her work continues to explore the experiential potential of emergent technologies with the goal of creating emotional, inclusive, and impactful experiences.
Projects
  • The Language of VR - Medium series
    The Language of VR - Medium seriesIn the Blink of a Mind is a short series on editing techniques for virtual reality. The first post can be found here. The second, on attention, can be found here.
  • Oculus Connect 4 | Translating the Power of Cinema to VR
    Oculus Connect 4 | Translating the Power of Cinema to VRExplore the emerging cinematic language of VR—how shifts in our understanding of framing, editing, mobility, perception, and narrative help us discover new ways of creating powerful experiences.
  • VR & Cinema - Google I/O
    VR & Cinema - Google I/OFilmmakers breaking into virtual reality face an entirely new set of challenges; creating for a new medium requires a new perspective. Join Google's Principal Filmmaker for VR, Jessica Brillhart, as she explores the emerging landscape and language of cinematic VR – providing some of her own insights from being a creator in this field while highlighting experiences produced by the world's most prolific VR content creators.
Projects credited in
  • This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018
    This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Discover our 2020 list here This International Women's Day, we asked influential icons to nominate 10 trailblazing women who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 200 trailblazing women breaking barriers and inspiring change! Only 36% of jobs in the creative sector are currently filled by women. At the top of the tree there’s an even bigger problem - women make up only 11% of Creative Directors. In an attempt to change this, our month-lo
Work history
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    DirectorM ss ng P eces
    New York, United StatesFreelance
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    Found and DirectorVrai Pictures
    New York, United StatesFreelance
    Vrai Pictures is an independent immersive studio.
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Skills
  • Virtual Reality
  • Film
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Narrative Design
Education
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    BA in Film and Television ProductionNew York University, Tisch School of the Arts
     - New York, United States
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    Minor in Computer ApplicationsNew York University, Courant Institiute of Mathematical Sciences
     - New York, United States
Awards
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    35 Under 35 – PioneerMIT Technology Review
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    Winner – VR Music Experience (Beethoven's Fifth)Raindance Film Festival
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