Get Immersive: Navigating the World of Virtual Reality
How to Make VR Work from Development to Distribution
As Activision’s Senior Creative Tech Producer, Shelley Andagan facilitates project completion and pipeline efficiencies for the CTX Division while coordinating strategic project planning with their Senior Visual Director and Animation Director.
The CTX Division within Central Tech is a crossdisciplinary group consisting of engineers, artists, & researchers who are uniquely positioned within Activision to harness the power of emerging technology and media to continuously provide captivating entertainment. Shelley collaborates with this multi-faceted, dynamic, visionary team to advance new technologies focused on developing problem-solving tools & techniques that improve content creation and the creative process for use within the Company as well as facilitating the sharing of their advancements with other studios.
Shelley joined Activision fresh from her role as COO of 3DPaint/FX. Applying her unique combination of relentlessness, diligence, and bridging people to collaborate with a proactive approach gave Shelley the tools she needed to manage the completion of roughly 30 Virtual Reality projects while at the company.
Her latest accomplishment was Executive Producing the award-winning interactive, immersive documentary installation, “Face to Face.” This project made its international debut at the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival where it was featured in the Alternate Realities Exhibition and won the division’s VR Award.
Some of Shelley’s other VR credits include:
• The New York Times Magazine’s “Great Performers” 9-film noir collection
• National Geographic’s “The Protectors” film
• USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” VR Experience
• SHOAH Foundation’s “The Last Goodbye” interactive experience
Drawing from her experiences, Shelley shares her expertise as a guest speaker on global, national and regional levels at professional conferences and events. Her most notable speaking engagements were at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Digital Hollywood in Los Angeles, and Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. She is also a guest lecturer, educating media professionals of the future. Shelley’s most recent contributions to higher education were at Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Emerson – LA, where she guest lectured on innovative & immersive media.
Prior to this role, Shelley spent over a decade in feature film & television development, production and post-production with major motion picture studios and independent producers alike. Her “flattie” credits include projects such as:
• Disney’s “Jungle Book”
• New Line Cinema’s “San Andreas”
• Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” and “The Runaways”
• 20th Century Fox Television’s “Prison Break”
• Paramount Pictures titles “World Trade Center,” “Becker” and “Star Trek:
Shelley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Television, Radio & Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.