2023 BEA On-Location
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Friday, October 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
How to Future-Proof Your Institution with Virtual Production

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Virtual production (VP) has become the new standard in professional film & video creation. To attract and properly serve students, education facilities must offer updated curriculums and modern tools so graduates can excel in the workplace. Panelists represent Webster University's School of Communications, ARwall and Absen, which partnered to deliver the first university virtual production facility in the Midwest. In this case study, they'll share their learnings, advice and expertise, addressing: How to build a state-of-the art VP studio without breaking the bank Tips on teaching new technique and shaping future professionals Best methods of applying virtual production in education settings Ways to leverage VP to promote your institution's relevance, leadership, credibility and competitive advantage New revenue opportunities and reputation enhancement through adding a 'studio back-lot' on campus
Rene Amador, CEO and Co-Founder, Arwall
Eric Rothenbuhler, Dean of School of Communications, Webster University
Brian J. Macauto, Director of Virtual Production, Absen

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Rene Amador

Co-Founder & CEO, ARwall
Rene Amador is Co-Founder and CEO of ARwall and Executive Producer at ARwall Productions. Among the top XR tech and Virtual Production (VP) evangelists in Hollywood, he and the company have received numerous awards, including recognition from CES, the Emmy’s and SXSW. Amador designed... Read More →

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Brian J. Macauto

Director of Virtual Production, Absen
Director of Virtual Production for Absen20+ years of experience in the Pro AV IndustryCinema camera systems and photography experience and knowledgeHelped design, implement and train in multiple virtual production environments for the last 4 yearsWorked for leading industry manufactures... Read More →
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Eric Rothenbuhler

Dean, School of Communications, Webster University St. Louis
Dr. Eric W. Rothenbuhler is Dean of the School of Communications and a professor at Webster University in St. Louis. He was previously associate dean of the Scripps College of Communication and a professor of media arts and... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
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