Virtual Production: The Transition to Real-Time Filmmaking

Wednesday, September 9
1 PM PDT | 4 PM EDT | 9 PM BST

In this episode of The Pulse, join Co-Founder of and Director of the Motus Research Lab Mike Seymour—together with award-winning speakers from Stargate Studios, Happy Mushroom, and Epic Games—to explore how production and post are merging at the start of the pipeline, with experts deploying new ways of creating and managing content.

This is a great opportunity to find out how this dramatic explosion in real-time filmmaking and virtual production can be leveraged for a wide range of productions and budgets.

The episode will expose how real-time environments are opening up narrative opportunities and facilitating final pixels in camera, as we take a look at a range of examples that illustrate how virtual production is being used in all scales of project. We’ll also examine the new skills needed for virtual production.

Mike Seymour
Co-Founder of fxguide and Director of the Motus Research Lab

Based in Sydney, Australia, Mike Seymour, Ph.D, is a researcher, lecturer, writer, media-tech specialist, and the co-founder of Mike has previously worked in film and TV R&D and in production, winning an American Film Institute Award (AFI) and being nominated for an American Emmy Award. He is well known for his work on digital humans.

Sam Nicholson
CEO and Founder, Stargate Studios

Sam Nicholson, ASC, is CEO and Founder of Stargate Studios, an award-winning international production company that specializes in visual effects and virtual production. Sam has been involved in film and television production for over 40 years, with credits that include Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Walking Dead, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Felix Jorge
Co-Founder, CEO, and Creative Director, Happy Mushroom Studios

With over a decade of experience working as a previs artist on dozens of blockbuster films including Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Felix Jorge recently supervised the Virtual Art Department on season one of The Mandalorian. He is now leading a team at Happy Mushroom Studios that is shaking up Hollywood’s status quo through game-changing virtual production techniques.

Matt Madden
Director of Virtual Production, Epic Games

Matt Madden’s career has spanned over 25 years in film, episodic, and game production. Matt received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for his contribution to the VFX industry in 2005, and his most recent achievements include serving as Senior Virtual Production Supervisor on The Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Thor: Ragnarok, and season one of The Mandalorian.