Final Pixel, the global creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production for film, TV and advertising, is launching a training academy designed to upskill and train the next generation of virtual production artists, technicians, producers and directors.
The Final Pixel Academy will run courses at all levels across the virtual production workflow, including creating Unreal environments optimised for virtual production and teaching the skills needed for an on-set virtual production crew.
The curriculum will be based on the workflow learnings and on-set experiences that Final Pixel has gained as pioneers in ‘Mandalorian style’ virtual production and multiple end-to-end large scale shoots, including projects for Discovery, Disney/ABC and Shutterstock. They will be continuing their ethos of sharing with the industry and working in partnerships – as seen recently in the StoryFutures Immersive Skills Report 2021 which examines the opportunities of virtual production for the UK media industry and skills gap, as well as the National Film School/Storyfutures Virtual Production Bootcamp, run by Final Pixel earlier this year.
Monica Hinden, Final Pixel’s Executive Producer, says, ‘’What sets Final Pixel Academy apart is that we are sharing the latest knowledge and on-set experience in workflow, technology and practices so that we can further the virtual production field collectively. There are lots of training courses on the market talking about virtual production, but we are sharing our first hand experience while we trial and work with the latest technology. As those who have partnered with us already will testify, we are very generous in sharing – we are an open book.’’
Courses will be available internationally.