BURBANK, CA — HPA (www.hpaonline.com) has announced that the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat Supersession will focus on virtual production. The daylong immersive exploration will be helmed by post executive Kari Grubin and ETC’s Erik Weaver, and will include a hands-on experience of the promises and challenges of virtual production, from conception through post. Attendees will have direct access to the latest virtual production example environments, including multiple LED walls, cameras and game engines. Attendees will study different pitches, cameras and sensors, and their impacts, and examine the engines that power virtual production.
The Supersession is set for Tuesday, February 22nd, the second day of the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat (February 21-24). The entire Tech Retreat will take place in person at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and current COVID safety protocols will be enforced.
Some of the Supersession topics of discussion will include understanding the full scope of virtual production, how to get to stage one in the process, the virtual art department and the cinematographer. There will also be discussions about optimizing dvLED performance for virtual production, on-set techniques, lighting considerations and post production.
“It’s critical to embrace the full picture of virtual production and how it affects every stage of production, from conception through post,” Grubin notes. “The Supersession we are developing will present an opportunity to experience firsthand the virtual production workflow and allows attendees to experiment with different technologies they may encounter in the field. We are excited to be working with the thought and technology leaders at work in virtual production, and they will be with us at the Tech Retreat to guide the conversation.”
Registration is now open for the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat (www.hpatechretreat.com).