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Mo-Sys Virtual Production Academy offers an intimate introduction to virtual production at the Academy studio in Hawthorne, CA. The three-hour presentation will provide a general history of previous VFX technologies and an overview of basic virtual production concepts, processes, and components. Attendees can expect practical demonstrations of various virtual production technologies, such as Unreal Engine, camera tracking, LED wall processing, moire abatement, and image-based lighting, as well as a suite of virtual production solutions including green screen (garbage mattes), augmented reality, ICVFX (LED walls), XR (set extensions), and hybrids.

Limited free parking is available behind the Mo-Sys Academy Studio and on the street.

Fundamentals of Virtual Production
at Mo-Sys Academy
An HPA Member Event

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Registration Required
  • HPA Member only event
  • If morning session is filled, an evening session from 5 pm – 8 pm will open for registration
  • Extremely limited seating, 25 seats per session available

Schedule (morning session) – SOLD OUT!

  • 9:30 am – Doors open
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Morning Session

Schedule (evening session)

  • 4:30 pm – Doors open
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Evening Session

Mo-Sys Academy

  • 11950 S La Cienega Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Eric Rigney, Virtual Production Technical Instructor, Mo-Sys

Eric Rigney, a media & entertainment technologist and HPA member, is a Virtual Production Technical Instructor at Mo-Sys USA and associate producer of USC’s Entertainment Technology Center’s (ETC) most recent virtual production (VP) R&D short, the award-winning FATHEAD, written and directed by c.Craig Patterson, shot on the Amazon stage in Culver City. Rigney’s seminal research on Sound Reverberation and Noise Mitigation on a Volume Stage describes in detail the problems and offers solutions (finalsample.com). His collaboration with ETC continues in VP education, LED panels, lighting/color, and AI. 

Rigney is part of SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production (RIS OSVP) initiative’s focus on virtual production education. As Executive Vice President of the Media & Entertainment Data Center Alliance, he contributes articles and conducts panel discussions advocating adoption of data industry standards within the M&E industry. 

Previously, for more than two decades, Rigney developed and managed half of Sony Pictures Studios’ Post Production Facilities operations before leaving to sail around the world with his wife and two young sons, completing his circumnavigation in 4.5 years.

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