THURSDAY: Leading Virtual Production Studio PRG is hosting an important face-to-face event. If you want to produce your film using Virtual Production (shooting on 3D digital sets and with special FX done in real time) you'll find this an important event to attend. This event is free. SIGN UP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-frontier-tickets-314871919387
Virtual Production with the Unreal Engine is how many projects are being shot today at the studios, as well as by indie producers worldwide, because it's dramatically faster and cheaper than shooting on real world sets, and it allows you to put in special effects (fire, explosions, cattle stampedes, tornados, aliens and alien swams, digital stunt men, etc), in real time.
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND what Virtual Production is, or how it can save you money, and how it can make your previously unshootable movies easy/cheap to produce, check out these three recorded workshops: https://nancyfultonmeetups.uscreen.io/search?search=virtual%20production
WEDNESDAY: I'll be running a workshop that reviews how to render and display 360 photos of 3D Sets and Real World locations. You can use the tools and techniques I'll demonstrate to show people digital sets for your virtual productions, imaginary locations in your books, and real world sets you want to shoot on. I'll demo how to render a digital location in DAZ (which is free), and I'll talk about where you can buy 3D cameras. I'll also address how to put these images out on social media and post them on your website. See examples at:
To sign up for this workshop, become a VIP/PRO member at https://nancyfulton.gumroad.com/l/dUzqTK/VID0nly. You'll get access to all the workshops below and the 120+ recorded workshops at https://nancyfultonmeetups.uscreen.io/catalog
ALL UPCOMING LIVE WORKSHOPS
May 18 @ 7PM: Creating 360 Photos of 3D Worlds for Your Facebook Ads and Website
Being able to show people a set you are going to build, a location you’re going to shoot in, a historical location your characters lived in, or a future your characters are going to build is an amazing way to sell your project. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create and render 3D worlds you can place on your Facebook page and website. You’ll find this a wonderful way to promote your work and share your ideas. Daz Studio is free, and you can buy thousands of environments, props, customizable characters, and special FX at https://www.daz3d.com/shop/ I don’t get a kickback or any payment for recommending DAZ Studio. I just like it and use it all the time. Note, if you aren’t technical, you can hire DAZ experts to create stuff for you on Fiverr cheaply.
MAY 25 @ 7PM Swiftly Vetting, Editing & Finalizing a New Screenplay Prior to Pitching It
Professional screenwriters have a hard time making a living if they churn out just one spec screenplay a year. In order to earn a good living from screenwriting, you need to be able to write screenplays quickly, and you need to know for sure they are good before you ship them out. In this workshop we review how to confirm your screenplay has a great character and plot, that actors like it, that audience like it, and there are no errors in spelling, grammar, and format that will turn people off. This process takes a month rather than a year, and gives you the confidence required to pitch your screenplay because you know, for a fact, that it’s good.
JUNE 1 @ 7PM Creating Voices using Digital Voice Creators and Emulators
In this workshop, you lean how to create and buy digital voices you can use to read books, use in cartoons, and create voice over. If you are a producer, these tools can save you a great deal of time and money in production. They can also make it easier for you to localize your projects into multiple languages quickly (English, French, Italian, etc). It will help screenwriters create virtual table reads that help them hear their words before they submit their work for producers.
And for Actors, these tools can help them create a digital version of character voices they can license and sell. This can help them earn more money. Imagine being able to create a voice that people pay you a license fee to use for years to come. You create the character, determine how it speaks, then your avatar goes to work generating revenue for you. Companies are hiring actors to create digital voices for a wide variety of purposes these days. This workshop will give you insight into how these tools work and how they are created.
JUNE 8 @ 7PM Buying Computers for Much Less & Renting/Running High Speed Virtual Computers Online for Under $1/ Hour
You can’t work in as a creative professional without having a computer. Sometimes, when you are producing an animated project, or a virtual production film or series with digital sets and backgrounds, you need one or a dozen very high-powered computers to get the job done. In this workshop, you learn some ways to buy and rent PC’s, Mac’s, very quickly and cost effectively. You will find this a very important workshop if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on your computer and/or you need access to high-power, high-speed computers for yourself and your team for under $1 an hour. You may find this workshop an absolute lifesaver the next time your computer breaks, or the next time you need a very expensive computer pennies on the dollar.
Remember, you get to attend ALL these workshops if you become a VIP/PRO member at https://nancyfulton.gumroad.com/l/dUzqTK/VID0nly. You'll get also get access to all the workshops below and the 120+ recorded workshops at https://nancyfultonmeetups.uscreen.io/catalog
If you are a VIP/PRO you'll be receiving emailed reminders the day of the event with the zoom link for the live workshop. You should already have received it in a previous email. Remember you can email me if you have questions about anything I cover, or need help / feel stuck, etc.