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Virtual production, one of the most important developments in filmmaking of the last years, is becoming a vital asset to the audiovisual industry. Not only large Hollywood productions make use of this new technology, but also small scale or even short film productions see its immense possibilities.
This comprehensive online seminar introduces audiovisual professionals to the basics of how to run a virtual production and when and where the technology presents a key asset to state-of-the-art content production - especially in challenging times like a global pandemic.
The seminar will not only help participants understand its possibilities and provide an overview of helpful tools but will also touch upon the challenges that can arise while implementing virtual production.
* This online seminar is made possible thanks to the continuous funding by the Creative Europe - MEDIA program.
|Date||March 28, 2023|
|Time||14:00 - 18:00 (CEST)|
|Location||Online via Zoom|
|Target Group||Industry professionals from all sectors|
|Scholarships||Scholarships available (see below)|
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Case Study "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds"
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the newest addition to the series of the franchise about the adventures of the crew of the star ship Enterprise. Many of the scenes of the series were shot with the virtual production technology. Paolo Tamburrino, VFX Executive Producer at Pixomondo Toronto, will explain, how the technology was used in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, what were the challenges and how the workflow of the production worked.
Pixomondo is an Oscar, Emmy and VES Award winning company focusing on Virtual Production, VFX and visualization, which has a long history with Star Trek franchise. The company was nominated for the Academy Award from Star Trek Into Darkness and also continued working on the latest Star Trek series Discovery, Picard and Strange New Worlds.
Case Study "Stowaway"
Stowaway is a US-German Sci-Fi Production directed by Joe Penna, which premiered on Netflix in 2021. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, and Toni Collette. Many of the scenes playing in the space were developed and pre-visualized in the preparation phase. Jannicke Mikkelsen, who was the virtual cinematographer on the project, will talk about her role in the film and how virtual production supported the pre-visualization and preparation for the shooting of Stowaway.
Jannicke Mikkelsen is a cinematographer specialized in fringe-technology, creating virtual production & next-gen tech for movies shot in remote & hazardous environments such as the arctic, ocean, aviation, and space. Her work spans virtual production, remote production, virtual cinematography, live-stream, 3D stereography, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), & immersive.
A number of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries thanks to our Creative Europe - MEDIA funding: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Participants from countries that are not part of European Union's MEDIA initiative may still be viable for a scholarship depending on their participation in the MEDIA strand. These countries include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Ukraine.
Please register here to apply for a scholarship until March 15. Please do not book the online seminar when applying for a scholarship.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please get in touch to discuss potential options with us.
We encourage all applicants to seek financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.