21 episodes

In this ten-part series, we chat to guests working in and around Virtual Production (VP) about subjects including sound design, data ethics, simulation and Artificial Intelligence. With insights from freelancers trying to break into VP, professors driving the VP research agenda and award-winning producers, the podcast delves into latest developments, challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving area. The podcast also investigates the impact of VP on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI), skills, and sustainability in the creative industries.

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In this ten-part series, we chat to guests working in and around Virtual Production (VP) about subjects including sound design, data ethics, simulation and Artificial Intelligence. With insights from freelancers trying to break into VP, professors driving the VP research agenda and award-winning producers, the podcast delves into latest developments, challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving area. The podcast also investigates the impact of VP on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI), skills, and sustainability in the creative industries.

    S2 Ep10: What is the future of Virtual Production?

    S2 Ep10: What is the future of Virtual Production?

    In the last episode of this series, we meet Greg Mothersdale, R&D Producer at Media Cymru and Laura Hawkes, freelance producer and founder of Real Story Studio to explore what the future of VP looks like for the creative industries in the UK. We delve into cross-sector innovations, how to harness opportunities, and what we need to do better.

    • 34 min
    S2 Ep9: Virtual Production and Sustainability

    S2 Ep9: Virtual Production and Sustainability

    We meet Phil Holdgate from ITV Studios and SAIL and Jon Swords from the University of York to talk about VP and sustainability. Phil and Jon share their insights on the sustainable production practices offered by VP, the challenges of evaluating the environmental impact of film and TV, and why sustainability should be the north star to guide and shape decision making for the whole production supply chain.

    • 35 min
    S2 Ep8: Virtual Production and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

    S2 Ep8: Virtual Production and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

    We meet Anna Einarsdottir from the University of York and Christina Nowak from Anna Valley to talk about Virtual Production and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). We consider the potential of the VP industry as an opportunity to remove some of the inequalities that exist in the screen industries and explore how we can avoid exacerbating existing EDI issues.

    • 36 min
    S2 Ep7: Virtual Production Skills Gaps

    S2 Ep7: Virtual Production Skills Gaps

    We meet Jude Brereton, Professor of Audio and Music Technologies at the University of York and Amanda Huxtable, Co-Founder of Vanitas Arts, to explore whether the UK’s Virtual Production space is at risk of stalling as soon as it has set off. Amanda and Jude share their insights on some of the challenges faced by companies and creatives working in VP and we delve into issues including the recruitment and retention of skilled workers, and barriers to entry.

    • 32 min
    S2 Ep6: How to integrate Virtual Production with AI?

    S2 Ep6: How to integrate Virtual Production with AI?

    We meet Florian Block, Professor in Digital Creativity at the University of York, R&D Lead for AI & Immersive at Dock10, and Co-Founder/MD of Fast Forward, to explore how we can successfully integrate VP with Artificial Intelligence. We delve into the impact of AI systems, the opportunities that AI offers to the creative community and issues including authenticity and regulation.

    • 34 min
    S2 Ep5: How can Virtual Production transform digital assets, data ethics and Intellectual Property?

    S2 Ep5: How can Virtual Production transform digital assets, data ethics and Intellectual Property?

    We meet Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the University of Edinburgh, to talk about how we can use VP technologies to transform the way that we access the past. We explore the challenges of creating immersive experiences for cultural heritage and Melissa shares her insights on data ethics, IP, and monetization.

    • 37 min

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