Virtual Production Masterclass at Smash Virtual Production Studios

Smash Virtual Production Studios, Synapse Virtual Production Studios along with Framestore and Framestore Pictures present a Virtual Production Masterclass.

Hosted by Smash Virtual Production Studios, Chicago’s first dedicated LED soundstage.

Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 12:30 PM. 2617 S Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60616

Smash Virtual’s state-of-the-art 19,000 square foot production facility is purpose-built for Virtual Production in film, TV, and commercials. It features a massive 118 foot LED wall setup with live camera tracking and the most knowledgeable Virtual Production crew in the Midwest, ensuring a reliable and high quality Virtual Production experience.

Synapse VP – a global authority on Virtual Production and Digital Immersion – will be sharing technical insight in this Masterclass. Rich Lee, DGA (Framestore Pictures Director, Synapse Chief Creative Officer) and Cinematographer Christopher Probst, ASC (Synapse Chief Innovation Officer) will showcase cutting edge In-Camera VFX technology in action, explain use cases and best practices through case studies and live demos, and allow participants hands-on time with the technology to demystify the Virtual Production process.

Framestore – an Academy Award winning creative studio – will also be presenting case studies of recent commercials that have successfully utilized Virtual Production and Real Time technology. Framestore’s President James Razzall and Executive Vice President Krystina Wilson will discuss how Framestore is using cutting edge technology to reinvent the way it produces film, episodic and advertising content.

Box Lunch will be provided.

Self-Parking is available for guests in a gated parking lot that is located adjacent to the building. Access to the gated parking lot is along 26th Street.

Space is limited, only pre-registered guests will be admitted. To register please contact

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