Six questions about VR/XR — Chrissy Szczupak

By Doede Holtkamp on October 24, 2017

Chrissy is the Creative Producer at Lytro acting as a bridge between VR studios, artists and the company’s cutting edge Light Field technology.

1. What are the most inspiring aspects of your work in XR?
Longevity, I believe we should be seeking to only create VR work that can be timeless and does not support a gimmick.

2. What is the most promising, exciting development now happening?
The transition into more content. We have surpassed the phase of VR where there is simply no content, now we must break boundaries and inspire others. We no longer have the excuse, we now must create only inspiring work.

3. What is the blind spot in XR, something that people seem to overlook?
The focus on the short term distribution. Everyone is looking for views, we need to establish a language and a forum before we can build a broad audience.

4. What areas in XR have the biggest growth potential and why?
Tools. There are simply not enough tools available to content creators. In order to create great content we need to make it easier for those creative to simply create.

5. Where will XR be in five to ten years from now?
Nobody knows. That’s simply the beauty of being in a field at this early stage, the unknown is exciting.

6. Anything else you would like to share with us?

Chrissy Szczupak’s presentation at VR Days Europe
Volumetric Video Today — A dive into what Light Field video is, the challenges, the creative process, and why it is leading the way for a VR future.

Excerpt presentation

Bio Chrissy Szczupak
Chrissy is the Creative Producer at Lytro acting as a bridge between VR studios, artists and the company’s cutting edge Light Field technology.

Chrissy started her career in fashion photography in New York City, honing her on-set skills, often multi-tasking as stylist and photographer. After leaving the fashion industry, she started her own photography business while simultaneously managing a studio post-production team and cutting her teeth in compositing.

With her studio business in full swing, she relocated to the West Coast to join Lytro. With the announcement of Lytro Immerge, she quickly moved into her hybrid creative/production role of Creative Producer, acting as the liaison between talent and technology. As the creative eye for Lytro, she manages all of the company’s VR pieces to date and is known for an unwavering dedication to quality.

British born but American raised, Chrissy got her start behind the camera at an early age when her dad built a darkroom for her in the family’s basement. Her varied creative background and deep understanding of Light Field technology (and ability to break that down) has given her a unique skill set and invaluable position both internally at Lytro and externally with its customers.

Chrissy graduated with a BA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She prefers the weather in California.

Chrissy will speak at the VR Days Europe — Check out the program and don’t miss out on the tickets!


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