Three Year Virtual Production Fellowship Programme to Provide Critical Skills, Techniques and Tech Expertise for Delegates to Carve New Career Paths in New Era of Production
Final Pixel has announced that its virtual production training and education division - Final Pixel Academy - has successfully partnered with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Screen Scotland to launch an ambitious, first-of-its-kind Virtual Production Fellowship programme designed and developed to teach the critical skills, techniques and technologies and creative application within Virtual Production capabilities to enable participating delegates to carve new career paths in the burgeoning virtual production industry. The training is fully funded for participants and exclusively for candidates based in Scotland.
The inaugural Virtual Production Fellowship by Final Pixel Academy is a three-year programme developed in partnership with Nightsky Studios in Glasgow, Scotland, and Blazing Griffin, and will introduce virtual production, the key technologies and concepts that encompass virtual production workflows. The fellowship will also provide delegates with in-depth understanding of, and preparation for, the critical skills required, and the practical know-how to develop virtual production best practices through practical hands-on and on-set experience. The Virtual Production Fellowship in Glasgow is the first endeavor in a world-wide initiative by Final Pixel Academy to bring virtual production education and career development to creatives throughout Europe and the United States.
The ultimate goal of The Virtual Production Fellowship is to empower delegates to create viable, valuable career paths within virtual production and prepare them for careers in a new era of immersive, engaging virtual production workflows. The Pre-Fellowship Kickoff begins on November 30, 2023 with the full curriculum and launch beginning in December, 2023. Additional details can be found on the Final Pixel Academy website
In-Depth with The Virtual Production Fellowship
Year one of The Virtual Production Fellowship Programme will provide an in-depth experience for 16 delegates across the core virtual production competencies, covering both creative and technological skill sets required for effective virtual production workflows, beginning with foundational techniques and then evolve delegates toward becoming advanced, expert practitioners of virtual production by the end of the third year. Over the course of the programme, delegates will engage in a curriculum focused on production, creating virtual art, LED volume control and filming in a volume.
Fellows of the programme will also receive accreditation which will demonstrate to the wider industry of their skill level and area of expertise and to further aid in their career development.
All financial support and funding for The Virtual Production Fellowship has been provided by the British Film Institute and Screen Scotland. The Fellowship is in perfect alignment with both organisations’ mission to collaborate with HETV and film organisations across the UK to provide funding and support for a range of creative endeavors, including short films, support for the development of first features, as well as a range of professional and creative development programmes.
How to Apply
Final Pixel Academy is accepting applications for delegates from Scotland beginning immediately. Deadline is 17 November. Applicants can learn more about the programme and submit their applications by visiting the Final Pixel Academy website
About the BFI
Made possible through National Lottery funding, BFI NETWORK exists to support and develop talented early career screenwriters, directors and producers. We collaborate with film organizations and leading cultural venues across the UK to provide funding for short films, support for the development of first features, as well as a range of professional and creative development programmes. The BFI Filmmaking Fund invests National Lottery funding into developing and supporting filmmakers with diverse, bold and distinctive projects that have cultural relevance or progressive ideas.
About Screen Scotland
Screen Scotland drives development of all aspects of Scotland’s film and tv industry, through funding and strategic support. Screen Scotland is part of Creative Scotland and delivers these services and support with funding from Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Find out more at screen.scot and follow us on Twitter and Instagram
Nightsky Studios are Scotlands first full turnkey VP suppler based in Coatbridge with 32,000 square feet of studio space for film and HETV. For more information, please visit https://wearenightsky.com
About Blazing Griffin
Blazing Griffin is a BAFTA-winning Glasgow-based digital entertainment company which specialises in storytelling across a wide range of platforms and mediums with a specific focus on video game development, film and TV production and high-end post production services. For more information, please visit https://www.blazinggriffin.com
About Final Pixel Academy
Final Pixel Academy is the training arm of Final Pixel, providing the latest virtual production techniques and skills from industry experts working on virtual production projects for major broadcasters and international brands. We are training and upskilling the next generation of virtual production artists, technicians, producers, and directors in the latest technology that is constantly evolving and rapidly changing. For more information on the Academy, please visit www.finalpixelacademy.com
About Final Pixel
Final Pixel is an award-winning global Creative Virtual Production and Innovation Works with expertise in producing, world-building technology development and education. Final Pixel is defining the immersive, engaging, and sustainable future for Film, Episodic and Advertising through its own virtual production workflows, techniques, and real-time virtual art world-building technologies, and is leading a global virtual production education, training and career-building initiative led by its own team of experts and delivered through the Final Pixel Academy. To learn more and to become immersed in this new era of limitless creativity, please visit www.finalpixel.com