EPI to host ‘Virtual Production Lab’ workshop in March 2022

German-based professional training institute, Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) in cooperation with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, recently announced their initiative of starting a new professional training for virtual film production in 2022. They will host the ‘Virtual Production Lab’ for the first time from 14-18 March 2022.

The workshop is Europe’s first professional training for filmmakers in the field of virtual production. The applications for the ‘Virtual Production Lab’ are open now until 31 January 2022.

Netflix, ZDF and Studio Babelsberg are supporting the ‘Virtual Production Lab’ as partners.

“In the spirit of our eponym Erich Pommer, who stood for innovative production techniques already 100 years ago, we are proud to give an insight into this revolutionary production technique with this workshop led by top industry experts. This will enable participants to decide whether virtual production is the right option for their next project,” said EPI MD Philipp Künstle. 

“Together with EPI, we see an urgent need for professional training in the field of virtual production, which we are meeting with the Lab. Virtual Production is already taught at the Film University and we are happy to be able to support this innovative project with our teaching staff,” said Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF president Prof. Dr. Susanne Stürmer.

The Lab will teach core skills in the field of virtual production through practical training. This revolutionary way of filming is a development of the well-known rear projection- it combines real footage with VFX elements using LED displays in the background and requires completely new processes in collaboration. 

Participants will be able to try out their newly acquired skills at HALOSTAGE in Studio Babelsberg, one of the leading virtual studios in Europe. National and international experts from the field as well as lecturers from the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF will share their knowledge during the training. 

Interested and curious professionals from the film and television industry will get a first insight into the virtual production workshop at a ‘free info evening’ (online) in January 2022.

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