ILM Production Technology

July 18, 2022 An African American Steering Committee Virtual Event

On July 18, the African American Steering Committee meeting featured the online panel discussion, ILM Production Technology. In a conversation moderated by Director Deborah M. Pratt (Grey’s Anatomy), Director Carl Weathers (The Mandalorian) and Industrial Light & Magic’s Senior Producers Rob Bredow (SVP, Creative Innovation), Andrew Roberts (Visual Effects Supervisor) and Chris Bannister (Executive Producer of Virtual Production) shared a visual presentation on the latest technology used in photo real-time film and TV and discussed its use in various programs.

During the conversation, the ILM team presented a historical in-depth review of the on-set virtual production visual effects technology called Stagecraft. They described how members can engage with and utilize virtual production through each stage of the process from beginning concepts, through shooting, and post-production. Pratt also led an engaging Q&A with Weathers as he shared his experience with Stagecraft from both the Director’s and the Actor’s point of view.

The AASC members in attendance were able to ask questions, explore possibilities and expand their knowledge as filmmakers in this innovative and rapidly evolving medium.

About the Committee:

The African American Steering Committee (AASC) was born of a desire to address the specific needs of the African-American members of the Directors Guild. One of the primary goals of the Committee is to establish a productive line of communication between African-American members and the creative community. The Committee meets monthly to plan events throughout the year celebrating the achievements of African-Americans, as well as forums with industry executives to proactively address what can be done to hire more African-Americans.

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