High-end TV and Film Virtual Production Taster Sessions

15 Dec 2022, 18:30-21:00
Career stages
Film, High-end TV

These virtual production taster sessions are designed to provide introductions for experienced professionals working in the high-end TV and film art department, design, props, set and lighting to understand how virtual production technologies impact these roles.

The training sessions will deliver in two steps

  • Part one: online training sessions
  • Part two: in-person studio session, hosted in XPLOR’s Centre for Virtual Production.

Upon completion, you will be equipped with departmental-specific knowledge to navigate your own career learning with these virtual production skills, through a mix of insights, presentations, and practical demonstrations from industry experts from the specific high-end TV fields.

This training is supported by the High-end TV and Film Skills Fund.

Who it's for

This training is aimed at x40 experienced professionals with at least three years working in the industry and three working credits, in the art department, design, props, set and lighting, with a minimum of 10 attendees working in film.

Attendees will better understand how virtual production technologies will impact these roles in the future.

You will be required to attend two sessions for this course: 

1. Interactive Online Session.

2. In Person Session.

Each session is repeated across 4 dates, so you can find one that will fit with your diary.

Please note, you will need to attend an interactive online session prior to attending in person at the virtual production studio.

We always welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; people with a disability; people from the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

What it covers

This programme will be delivered as a mixture of online and in-person sessions on the following dates in December to April:

Part one: online training sessions x4 (10 people each session) 

  • An introductory presentation about virtual production and its holistic impact on TV & film
  • Presentation illustrating the impact and opportunities of virtual production for the cohort across the art department, design, props, set and lighting
  • Q&A and preview of an in-person session

18:30 – 21:00    Tuesday 7th December 2022 (online)

18:30 – 21:00    Thursday 15th December 2022 (online)

18:30 – 21:00    Thursday 19th January 2023 (online)

18:30 – 21:00    Tuesday 21st February 2023 (online) 

Part two: In-person Studio Sessions, hosted in XPLOR’s Centre for Virtual Production x4 (10 people each session) 

  • Session opens with a ‘blow your mind’ virtual production demonstration 
  • Introductory presentation on how current roles (relevant to each department) remain a critical part of the production workflow, complementing Virtual Production, instead of becoming redundant 
  • Design & integration of virtual and real sets 
  • Digitisation of props to virtual 3D assets - photogrammetry & LiDAR scanning 
  • Focus on original art and reference in ‘endless possibility’ open-world creation 
  • Realtime rendering, in-depth with unreal engine 
  • Tracking physical and virtual environments 
  • How lighting should influence hands-on virtual production 

14:00 – 17:00    Saturday 21st January 2023 (In Studio)

14:00 – 17:00    Thursday 23rd February 2023 (In Studio)

14:00 – 17:00    Saturday 11th March 2023 (In Studio)

14:00 – 17:00    Saturday 15th April 2023 (In Studio)

How to apply

Please apply by clicking your expression of interest here which will lead you through to the Backstage Academy website to apply.

To make sure we are inclusive and accessible to all, please let me know if you require any adjustments or assistance with booking this training by contacting emily.gunn@screenskills.com 

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