SMPTE Hollywood will offer a glimpse into moviemaking in a post-COVID-19 world as it hosts the production team behind The Ripple Effect at its virtual meeting scheduled for April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom. Produced through The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, The Ripple Effect is a live-action, sci-fi short film designed to test cutting edge virtual production technologies and remote workflow solutions.
The production team leveraged real-time, game-engine rendering, cloud-based workflows and SafetyVis, a new tool for assessing on-set safety, to perform a range of pre-production and production activities, including pre-visualization, virtual set scouting, in-camera visual effects and smart-set generation. The goal was to explore critical steps in restarting film production in the wake of COVID shelter-in-place orders and social distancing.
Panelists will include executive producer Erik Weaver, executive producer/head of post and production technologies Greg Ciaccio and executive producer/director of virtualpProduction Kathryn Brillhart. Veteran journalist Debra Kaufman will moderate.
The ETC presented The Ripple Effect filmmakers Hannah Bang, Margo Sawaya and Sabina Vajrača with its 2020 Innovative Technology Award. The project received support from Amazon Studios, Microsoft, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Equinix and Seagate. In-kind project supporters include 5th Kind, ALT Systems, Arri, DigitalFilm Tree, Halon Entertainment, ICVR, Lux Machina, Perforce, Pixit Media, RealTra, Silverdraft, Stargate Studios, Technicolor, Unreal Engine, Verizon Media’s RYOT, Virtual Wonders, xR Stage and Xsens.
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