Ollie Rankin is VP and Head of VR Production at Uncorporeal Systems, Inc., developers of industry-leading software that digitizes people, places and objects from the real world, to be featured in virtual and augmented reality experiences. He is particularly focused on the storytelling potential of these emerging new media, championing live action cinematic VR within Uncorporeal.
Before entering the VR field, Rankin spent 16 years in the feature film visual effects industry. His career began at Peter Jackson’s studio, Weta Digital, building AI brains for orcs and elves and choreographing epic battle scenes for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. More recently, he was the visual effects supervisor for Double Negative on Alice Through the Looking Glass and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?