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    SMPTE UK Virtual Production Event

    SMPTE UK visits... an On-set Virtual Production

    Date: 2 - 4 February, 2022

    On Site Location: ETC - Electronic Theatre Controls, Victoria Road, London, England, W3 6UU

    Online Global Livestream: 2 Feb at 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST. Register for the livestream here.

    Come and join us as we visit an On-set Virtual Production, part of SMPTE's Rapid Industry Solutions Initiative.

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    A hybrid 3-day event with in-person demos of the real-time technologies used for In-Camera VFX and Virtual Production.

    SMPTE along with supporting partners 80Six, ETC, disguise, Solent University and head Sponsor Mo-Sys, are proud to host an exclusive and unique On-Set Virtual Production event!  This interactive 3-day hybrid event will provide attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand the intricacies of on-set virtual production in the context of a mixed reality set up within a ‘pop-up’ LED Volume built by the team behind Virtual Production Studios by 80six at ETC Playhouse in West London especially for SMPTE and its members.

    You will experience a tour of the VP workflow for creating in-camera VFX (ICVFX), supported by cutting-edge technologies from 80six' inventory: ROE VisualUnreal EngineMo-sys camera tracking and Disguise media servers.

    Lighting a production when using LED backdrops is undoubtedly a hot topic and debate right now given the lighting aspect of the LED itself. As part of this showcase, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the ground-breaking fos/4 range of luminaires from ETC that introduced a patented deep red emitter into the LED array, filling in a portion of the spectrum we did not realise we were missing – a must-see for the technologically-savvy and those with a passion and interest in lighting and colour.

    The event will holistically showcase these cutting edge technologies in a production-ready setting and will be globally live streamed on Wednesday 2 Feb at 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST for our international members, offering a tour of the technology, that dives into the key components of OSVP technology and ICVFX. 

    The global live stream will be in combination with an update from SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions group and their latest work on OSVP including the groups recently awarded Epic Mega Grant. Last but not least we will have an expert panel Q&A for both our in person and virtual live audience, where you can ask anything you want to know about OSVP.

    Guest speakers include:

    • Christina Nowak, Director of Film & TV, Virtual Production Studios by 80six
    • Richard Dunton, Director of Photography
    • Declan Randall, Training Program Co-ordinator, ETC
    • Emma Dalesman, Director of Photography
    • Mike Grieve, Commercial Director, Mo-Sys
    • Addy Ghani, VP, Virtual Production, disguise

    Hosted by Rich Welsh, SVP of Innovation, Deluxe

    Register for the livestream here.

    In-person sessions:

    Because our physical visitor numbers are limited for Covid safety, we are running bookable sessions over 3 days to give as many people possible in person, the opportunity to come and see the technology from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th Feb 2022.

    Click on one of the links in the table below to book your on-site visit.


    Wed, 2 Feb

    Thurs, 3 Feb

    Fri, 4 Feb

    10am slot: Doors open 10:00. Event ends at 11:30.

    Book Weds@10am 

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    12 noon slot: Doors open 12:00. Event ends at 13:30.

    Book Weds@12 noon

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    2pm slot: Doors open 14:00. Event ends at 15:30.

    Book Weds@2pm

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    4pm slot: Doors open 16:00. Event ends at 17:30.

    Book Weds@4pm

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    Ticket priority will be given to SMPTE members, but newcomers are very welcome.

    Catering: Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the three days. On Weds 2 Feb, a food truck and heated outdoor dining area will be provided. All of this courtesy of our generous sponsor Mo-Sys.

    COVID-19 safety is of paramount importance to us. Attendee numbers will be strictly limited to maintain social distancing in the venue. All attendees will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. Please use an NHS Lateral Flow test, register your result here, and be prepared to show the NHS confirmation email on arrival.