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Who is Orvar Fridriksson and where are you from?
Orvar Fridriksson is born and raised in Reykjavik.
What do you do for a living?
Orvar is CEO / Executive Producer / Public Speaker for Console Corporation International, RymVR Studios LA and Rymur Foundation all Los Angeles based companies. Orvar recently signed a contract with heavy hitters in Hollywood founding a new tech and mass media company that will lead the industry in Los Angeles innovating the future of entertainment in wearable technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, simulation, feature films, music, hardware, user experience and medical innovations.
What have you been up to for the past few years?
Since I terminated my employment at Lysing hf I founded four companies. My goal is to Bring the World to People through Virtual Reality that due to their cost, afflicition cannot travel and Grant Wishes through Virtual Reality. RymVR Studios LA hired Leif Einarsson VFX Animator and Joseph DiValerio, VFX Supervisor from Los Angeles and Bradley Crumb, Director School of Visual Arts in New York to come to Iceland and capture as much of the country in 360 virtual reality using drone technologies and circular GoPro array. This project was pioneering and had never been done before. RymVR contracted Jon Halldor, Mechatronic Engineer and Arnar Thor of Dronefly.is to help with the project. The project was successful and RymVR Studios captured half of Iceland in only 10 days.
Joe and Leif were impressed and had never seen a production of this scale come together in such short of a time. Iceland VR will be released to Google Play and Apple’s iStore soon. Only a short demo will be released and the remaining footage will be sent to www.legend3d.com for further stiching, post processing and 3D pipelining.
Could you please describe a typical day in your life?
Orvar is an early bird, wakes up usually at 5am in Hollywood and structures his day. Orvar is an unstoppable entrepreneur who uses his wife’s loss to power his success. Early morning goes into answering emails from all over the world as RymVR Studios and Console Corporation is Internationally based, there are people involved in North America, Canada, South America, Europe, South Africa, India, Dubai and in Shanghai. At lunch there are meetings taking place in Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Monica and Studio City. During the evening there are A-list Hollywood celebrity parties where Orvar has to go to meet and greet producers, celebrites and so forth. Orvar’s day is usually over around 2am after midnight and he gets only 2-4 hours of sleep. This is hard work.
Grant Wishes Through Virtual Reality – Scott Schneider, Orvar’s mentor and Media Executive from SNL Capital in Chicago, USA.
What will be the “next big thing”
RymVR wearable technology bringing cognitive experiences utilizing Qualcomm Vulcan / Kronos processing and real time rending of virtual reality entertainment RymVR is well on it’s way of launching ahead of all other players in the industry.
What OS is on your main computer og what device is your daily driver?
MacBook Pro 13 inch. iOS
What kind of a tablet and mobile phone do you use?
Samsung S6 Edge
What do you like/dislike most about that phone?
What are your top five apps on the phone?
- Microsoft Outlook
Do you remember the first mobile phone that you got?
Nokia 1880 if I remember correctly in 1998, I can’t remember the version I bought but it was badass
If you could pick any phone in the world, what phone would it be?
iPhone 6 plus 128GB
Could you please tell us which tech sites/blogs you monitor regularly?
Virtual Reality Leaders on Linkedin, Lappari and Wired.
Anything else that you would like to add?
Believe in yourself, follow your passion, stay fearless, hungry and do not let anyone stop you for making your dreams come true. Nothing is forbidden everything is permitted.