Yesterday we went to check out AT&T Shape which is a two day expo combing technology with entertainment. This is the 2nd year that AT&T Shape has taken place. This year it took place at the Warner Brother’s Studio in Burbank, California. We arrived and check in was very easy. We came in on Saturday only and a little bit later than we expected due to traffic. We hit up the Expo and saw lots of amazing new things that were being introduced.
There were lots of VR experiences and new ways to capture 180 or 360 videos. One booth had a full body suit for gaming, film production and grasped all the movements with it’s sensors. A company called Whirlwind FX made a gaming system which makes you deeper immersed in the game. As you play the sensors throw air on you while your running and you can even feel the heat from things in the game when there is fire or something explodes. Lots of technology to explore in the exposition. Even some dancing robots.
We then went on to take the Warner Brother’s Tour and got to see the set of the show Mom. We also got to see lots of facades that were featured in different movies and television shows. We were allowed to walk around and check out some of the other facades in the area as well as catch some filming that was taking place. We got to see lots of the filming locations of Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girl, La La Land, Fuller House and much more. The building in the photo above was used for the first Spiderman with the infamous backwards kiss. I got to hold an oscar and man I was not expecting it to be that heavy. We then took the museum tour and got some awesome photos. There was even enactment series for the show friends. We got to check out some of the movie magic. Haha I’m a giant! Enactment from the hobbit using movie magic aka I am much closer to the camera and my seat is closer.
At AT&T Shape there was also panels with amazing speakers. I wish we got to see more but there was so much to do we lost track of time. We did however check out the DC Universe and the Future of Storytelling and got to see some awesome new technologies to enhance the heros we all love. Best swag bags ever.
To rap up the entire event there was a Shape Block Party. There lots of awesome things that we did not get to participate in like the hackathon, creat-a-thon, and lots of different speakers. Awesome event, can not wait for next years.