The Future in Hand – Entertainment Technology Workshop

This workshop will address the current and future media technologies in storytelling through immersive formats such VR, 360, MR and large screen technology. You will gain the knowledge of to how to creatively use immersive technology and more importantly, why to use it. We will also address the rising trends, anticipated uses, giving you the ability to apply them to your upcoming projects and find new funding opportunities.
Presenter: Stefan Grambart, Interactive Writer/Director


Starting At The End – A VFX Workshop

This workshop will cover the ins and outs of visual effects and what a content creator/ producer needs to know for VFX options,  budgeting, timing, and production planning.   Clips will be viewed and discussed, demonstrating the story telling power of VFX in addition to walking through budgeting and time tables.  Attendee will walk away with the skills to  incorporate VFX,  understanding of cost and budgeting  and when and when not VFX for storytelling.
Presenters: Chris MacLean and Trey Harrell

Getting The Agent and Getting The Deal

How does a producer find and retain an agent?  What does the agent bring and how are deals structured?  What are the benefits of a good agent?  Who can they get my projects in front of? This workshop will discuss the critically important choice of find the right agent for you and your projects.  Attendees will learn the benefits, choices and basics to start the search for an agent that will benefit their career and projects.


Modern Casting 101

Casting is a key skill that producers and content creators must learn.  In this workshop, we will address the best practices, insuring diversity and use of modern technology to insure you make the most from of all of your casting sessions.  Learn how diversity is a key factor when properly casting to insuring your story is an accurate reflection and the content will be received.  Contracts, scheduling and the know hows of casting will also be presented. Attendees will walkaway with a solid knowledge and skills to run their next casting session.

Camera, Lens and Lighting  – Creating That Look
This production workshop will present the tools in getting that specific look with cameras, lens and lighting.  Learn how to work with your director of photography and operator to get the style and feel of your next projects.  What tools are available, how to properly budget with the new tools avaiable and reviewing those epic looks, will all be presented.
Presenters: Stephen Campanelli, SOC and Gilles Corbeil, SOC

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