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Virtual Production, Visual Effects and the Future of Filmmaking

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. May 04, 2021

Visual effects in movies and TV are difficult for filmmakers to master. What filmmakers see through the camera on set and what will be added digitally later on can be hard to visualize. Virtual production techniques allow filmmakers to capture complex visual effects shots in-camera using real-time game engine technology and surrounding LED screens. Matt Wallin, professor in the VCUarts Department of Communication Arts, draws on his decades of experience as a visual effects artist on blockbuster films from "King Kong" to "Star Wars," to explore the concepts of virtual production, its implementation, and demonstrate some basic tools students and filmmakers can use today.

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VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220


Kim Catley
(804) 828-2787