This year’s c-tv conference at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is dedicated to the topic of virtual production. International experts will present the latest trends in moving image production.

From virtual scouting and set design to real-time on-set visual effects, virtual production, a relatively new and rapidly evolving area of the film and TV industry, has the potential to transform the industry.

“Virtual production” is an umbrella term used to describe the production of content using a combination of computer-generated imagery (CGI), game engines and virtual reality technologies. The inclusion of high-resolution LED screens and the covid pandemic as drivers have given the new production method a major boost,” says Rosa von Suess, head of educational television c-tv at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and organizer of the c-tv conference.

New way of working for the core disciplines of the film industry

Since the virtual production of, for example, the hit movie “The Mandalorian” from the Star Wars universe by Lucasfilm, the new ways of film and TV production have become more widely known and their efficiency has been proven. Virtual Production (VP) impacts many core disciplines of filmmaking, from camera work to production design, visual effects, animation, directing, and production planning.

International speakers

At the c-tv conference, participants can expect keynotes, discourses and best practice examples from and with experts from the film and TV industry.

Guests include:

Lisa Gray, award-winning executive producer, pioneer in innovation and VP-producer at MARS Volume, one of the largest VP studios in the UK,

Sven Bliedung von der Heide, director of Volumetric Studio Volucap, the first commercial volumetric studio in Germany; his credits include projects such as “Matrix Resurrections,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Cloud Atlas.”

from Switzerland, director Alex Martin reports on the concept of multi-language drama series with VP and

Austrian expertise on virtual production comes from representatives of AV Stumpfl, Lichtermacher and Media Apparat.

Students from St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences will present format ideas for TV, over-the-top content (OTT) and mobile in a pitching session. A five-hour program of short feature films and short documentaries will showcase the latest student films.

Masterclasses will be held at the conference in cooperation with the WKO Film and Music Industry Lower Austria: The focus will be on relevant industry topics and students of the master’s program in Digital Media Technologies will exchange ideas with industry experts. Finally, there will be a get-together with a DJ line-up.


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