Introduction to Virtual Production with Dan May and HaZ Dulull

Galway Film CentreGalway

Galway City of Film and Galway Film Centre are delighted to be able to offer two FREE talks from veteran industry professionals on the subject of Virtual Production.

  • “My Journey into Real Time Filmmaking and Virtual Production” with HaZ Dulull takes place on Monday November 23rd 2020 at 11am.
  • “Let’s Talk Virtual Production” with Dan May takes place on Wednesday November 25th  2020 at 2pm.

Ticket are free but availablity is limited so make sure you book your tickets here.

Virtual Production is a new cutting-edge film production technique that allows the mixing of computer graphics and live footage at once on set, allowing filmmakers to visualise and make decisions about how to shoot their special effects scenes in real time. Our Virtual Production talks will look at how to get started, what you need to know, and what tools will be invaluable to getting you on your way.

This November Galway Film Centre will be offering two completely free talks from industry professionals HaZ Dulull and Dan May.

“My Journey into Real Time Filmmaking and Virtual Production” with HaZ Dulull

Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull started his career in Visual Effects for Film and TV, before transitioning to directing and producing with his breakout sci-fi indie feature film – The Beyond, which was released by Gravitas Ventures, and premiered at #2 on the iTunes charts before trending on Netflix.  His second feature film 2036: Origin Unknown, which starred Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar GalacticaAnother Life) earned a limited theatrical release in the US before landing on Netflix. He was later Initially hired to direct the pilot for Disney’s action comedy mini series – Fast Layne he went on to ,wow the Disney channel executives with his vision for the 8 part series and was subsequently and was also credited as creative consultant on the entire series and on top of directed directing three additional episodes. when he wowed Disney channel executives with his vision for the 8 part series.  Other credits include directing the short bridge film – Descendants – Under The Sea for Disney, and directing a segment in the sci-fi horror anthology Portals.

Recently it was announced that he is directing & producing the animated feature film adaptation of the hit video game ‘Mutant Year Zero, utilising the latest in realtime animation & rendering with Unreal Engine. He is currently developing genre TV, Feature and animation projects via his production company HaZ Film, and is represented in Hollywood by The Gotham Group.

“My Journey into Real Time Filmmaking and Virtual Production” with HaZ’s talk takes Dulull takes place on Monday November 23rd at 11am.

“Let’s Talk Virtual Production” with Dan May

Dan May is one of two Painting Practice’s directors: throughout his career, he has worked in various CG and art department related roles which has increased his passion and knowledge of new technologies and techniques to apply in the movie and TV industry – some of his credits include Black MirrorGravity and the recent HBO/BBC show, His Dark Materials.

As an Art Director and VFX Artist, Dan is always looking for new and exciting ways to simplify and improve the process of filmmaking, by optimising concept art, previs and postvis pipelines and transforming the world of VR into a new tool for filmmakers. thanks to his app Plan V.

Dan will be delivering his talk, focusing on his approach to Virtual Production, and the new tools that his company Painting Practice have come up with to work in this new virtual space, including the impressive ‘Plan V’.

Dan’s talk will be taking place on Wednesday 25th at 2pm.

Virtual Production Talks is brought to you by Galway Film Centre with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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