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disguise Virtual Production Accelerator Training Program Launches in NYC

Along with program partners 4Wall and ZeroSpace, the company aims to provide trainees with the tools and knowledge to create cinematic content on a large scale; the immersive learning experience is open to all skill levels.  

4Wall Entertainment, a full-service lighting, video and rigging company, and ZeroSpace, a next-gen production and creative studio specializing in the integration of virtual and live content, have partnered with disguise to bring disguise Virtual Production Accelerator training program to New York City.

The Virtual Production Accelerator will provide an immersive and comprehensive on-set learning experience for participants of all skill levels. Leveraging the expertise and facilities of 4Wall and ZeroSpace, the program will combine classroom training with practical principal photography, enabling trainees to gain hands-on experience and an accurate simulation of the demands faced on real film sets.

Participants of the Virtual Production Accelerator program will have access to state-of-the-art production facilities at ZeroSpace’s headquarters in Brooklyn. Over the course of a week, the program will offer trainees the tools and knowledge to create cinematic content on a large scale. The program aims to equip participants with the expertise required to leverage virtual production techniques, granting filmmakers complete creative freedom and control over their projects. This is the third deployment of the Virtual Production Accelerator, after disguise launched the program in Los Angeles in November 2022 and the U.K. in May 2023.

“Our goal is to revolutionize virtual production and equip the next generation of filmmakers with the necessary expertise to harness its full potential,” said Addy Ghani, Vice President of Virtual Production at disguise, who spearheads the program. “Currently, finding experienced professionals in this field is a challenge. We are confident that, with our in-depth understanding of the technology and studio workflows, we can empower participants to become proficient in virtual production.”

ZeroSpace CEO Jon Kreutzer stated, “disguise is an integral part of the work we do at ZeroSpace, integrating an array of emerging technologies to create groundbreaking workflows. We are honored to be collaborating with our partners at 4Wall and disguise to further our joint initiative to become a hub of knowledge-sharing and education to empower the VP community.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with disguise and ZeroSpace on this pioneering initiative,” said VP of Special Projects at 4Wall, Mathew Leland. “By bringing the Virtual Production Accelerator to New York City, we aim to cultivate a thriving community of virtual production professionals, enabling the city's entertainment industry to thrive in this rapidly evolving landscape.”

Additional information is available here.

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