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Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT | Conference

VES Members Receive FREE Passes to Remote Control: The Virtual Production Conference

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Thur., Sept. 17, 11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)

Virtual Production Workflow Tools with Demonstration by Matt Workman

Matt Workman is helping to make virtual production easily accessible to directors, cinematographers and creative professionals, and will cover workflows that combine traditional cinematography techniques with real time visual effects from his virtual stage outside of Boston.

Speaker: Virtual Production Developer & Creator, Cine Tracer Matt Workman

Producer’s View of Virtual Production

How are producers approaching the current production pipeline? What additional costs has COVID-19 added to budgets? Are we getting our community back to work soon? When will this engine be at full-steam again? Join a real-time preview of the Fall production picture.

Speakers: PGA New Media Council Chair Jenni Ogden, AIS Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Christina Lee Storm and Cinematographer/VFX Producer Kathryn Brillhart

Thur., Sept. 24, 11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)

Cloud Migration Case Study: Discovery Communications

With hundred of channels being delivered worldwide in more than fifty languages, Discovery Communications migrated its operations to the cloud more than a year ago. What can we learn from their process? Two of Discovery’s top leads in this effort will join the discussion on cloud deployments of media workflows.

Speakers: Discovery Communications Group Vice President of Production Engineering Rob Goldheim and Discovery Communications SVP of Post-Production Wayne Caffrey

Connecting Creativity to the Cloud

Hollywood’s migration to the cloud is particularly relevant in this era of an increasingly decentralized, remote workforce. As a result, new workflows and platforms are emerging. Of particular interest is whether these tools will remain after COVID, and how creative executives and artists are adapting and staying in sync. This panel will also introduce a new player in the ecosystem – low latency, private, high capacity networks, and their place in the remote revolution.

Speakers: PacketFabric CEO Dave Ward and Amazon Web Services CTO Eric Iverson

Thur., Oct. 1, 11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)

Virtual Stage Essentials

The film world from Hollywood to the Indian cinema has embraced the merger of real-time rendering, live-action filmmaking and visual effects into what’s known as a single process called virtual production. Tools powered by AI, cloud computing and game engine not only offer production teams more flexibility and efficiency but also promise to drastically reduce costs for filmmakers and studios alike.

Thur., Oct. 8, 11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)

Returning to the Studio: From Sydney to Vancouver

North America is just beginning to head into its creative workspaces. While the U.S. works to return to creative workplaces, other content capitals are a few key steps ahead in re-assembling in-person. What’s it like? Is creative productivity the same? Any advice to those of us just beginning to reconnect with our peers in person? Darin Grant serves on the VES Technology Committee, which released a white paper in March that focused on Work From Home (WFH) best practices.

Speaker: Animal Logic CTO Darin Grant

Designing a Workflow for the Future of the Industry

Thankfully, real-time products and solutions for remote collaborative review have been in development in film even before the pandemic arrived. The idea of a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables even an iPhone to operate as a suite in a simple and flawless fashion of course gained even greater urgency with COVID-19, yet it’s a solution that was widely implemented to reduce expenses and the inconvenience of booking session time. It’s now a solution for keeping people safe. In this demonstration, we’ll join the teams from Sohonet and Moxion live from Auckland and explore workflows that will prepare production teams and technologists for the next wave of change since in the wake of the pandemic no one is just staying dry anymore.

Speakers: Sohonet CEO Chuck Parker and Moxion Director & Founder Hugh Calveley