Kim Adams, Co-Founder, Adventure Lab

Kim Adams most recently led a creative team at Facebook in developing a new platform
for augmented reality Storytelling for Facebook’s Portal video device. Kim took the
project from ideation through launch, produced six original stories for the platform, and
was instrumental in developing key partnerships and a strategy for program expansion.
Prior to her work at Facebook, Kim was the head of production at Emmy Award-winning
Oculus Story Studio. Oculus Story Studio was a team at Oculus that focused on narrative
virtual reality content. Kim made her transition into VR at Google Spotlight Stories, where
she produced Rain or Shine with partner Nexus Productions, and Special Delivery, with
Aardman Animations.

From 2009-2013, Kim was a Producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she played an
integral role in the creation of Pixar Canada. Adams led the creation of Pixar’s “Toons” /
Short Film division, heading a team of 125 across two companies in two countries. She
worked very closely with John Lasseter in producing Toy Story and Cars short-form
content. Partnering with eight new directors, she produced 13 short films while
shepherding the development of a multitude of additional Pixar short-format projects.
Previous to Pixar, Kim served as a visual effects producer on several films including
Apocalypto, where she was on location in the jungles of Mexico for seven months. She
also worked at Asylum Visual Effects on films such as Master and Commander, which was
nominated for an Oscar for visual effects.

Kim began her journey in the industry working her way up the editorial ranks on major
feature films. Her first job in the industry was as a production assistant at George Lucas’
Industrial Light and Magic.

Kim’s latest passion is her company, Adventure Lab, which she recently co-founded with
partner, Max Planck. Adventure Lab creates virtual reality adventures in which live hosts
shape and guide delightful cooperative play adventures for players while streaming the
gameplay to their audiences.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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