OMPA Master Class | Demystifying New Technology

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OMPA Master Class | Demystifying New Technology

May 5, 2019 at 10:00 am2:00 pm

$25 – $50

You don’t want to miss this one! Immersive technology is evolving fast, and you need to keep up to stay competitive. Join us at OMPA’s upcoming Master Class where VR Director of Photography and Technical Advisor Jim Geduldick (The Martian, Transformers, Discovery) will demystify the latest tools and how they’re relevant to your work. No technology background required! REGISTER NOW ▶

Who Should Attend

No matter your role, learning about the latest immersive technologies will help you stay current and gain a competitive advantage. Everyone from screenwriters to DPs to producers and directors will benefit from this class. No technology background required!

What You’ll Learn

Here’s a breakdown of topics from our instructor, Jim Geduldick:

Hybrid Storytelling: How the tools are enabling indies and features to game studios 
Capture Technology & Methods: Breaking down new formats, lenses, and workflows
VR/AR and Volumetric: What is it and where it’s going; Different use of spherical and multi-camera solutions for 2D/VR
Game Engines: Unreal Engine, Unity, and others solutions – where are the game tools blending with cinema, indie, and TV?
Virtual Production: The technology and the use case
Previs: The changing landscape or prepping for your project in any medium
Emerging Workflows from Shoot to Post – looking at the tools in post, color, and VFX
Methods of Delivery: From social to Netflix – new platforms and technologies in distribution and delivery 

Why It’s Relevant

Immersive technology is evolving fast, and you need to keep up to stay competitive. Scheduled just after the Game Developer Conference in March and NAB in April, this class will incorporate the very latest trends and tools of the trade. Even if you don’t plan on using the new tools yourself, knowing the relevant lingo is key. 


We’ll be raffling off thousands of dollars in giveaways, including high-end gear from G-Tech, Wacom, f-stop, Insta360 and more.


*Some tools covered: Unreal Engine, ARKit, Adobe CC, and more.

About the Instructor

Don’t miss your chance to learn from an industry leader in immersive technology, Jim Geduldick! With an extensive track record of innovation in the entertainment, gaming, and technology markets, Jim has been sought for his creative approach to devising groundbreaking solutions in these fields.

As Kyle Camerer, previous creator at GoPro stated, “Jim has always been on the forefront of technology and entertainment, leading the charge in cutting edge content. His progressive filming and directing style makes working with him always exciting.”

Jim Geduldick is an artist and technologist bridging the worlds of creative storytelling and technology. As a cinematographer, director, and visual effects artist he has created projects for Intel, Epic Games, Google, GoPro, Red Bull, Hulu and many more. Previous roles as editor and visual effects artist on feature films, broadcast, music, and interactive installations have led him to work on projects with Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, and Spike Jonze.
He is founder and ECD of Wairua Studios, a creative production company and technology labs based in Portland and Los Angeles. At Wairua, researching and developing new capture, virtual production workflows for immersive VR/AR as well as visual and interactive experiences are the core of the studios ethos.
Follow Jim on Twitter: @filmbot

Event FAQs

Will there be food and drinks?

Yes to both! Lunch is included in the price of admission.

What’s the parking situation?

Mostly free street parking, although Cine Rent does have a limited number of parking spots on site. 

Where do I enter the building?

Use the second door at the front of the building.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

Yes, there is a ramp at the front of the building.

Are there gender-neutral restrooms?


Is there secure bike parking?

No, but there is room to bring your bike inside the building.

How can I get there by public transportation?

Bus lines #15 and #77 will drop you off within about a 5-minute walk of the venue.

I’m not a member of OMPA. Can I still come?

Definitely! Non-member admission is $50 and tickets may be limited. Join OMPA now to get priority access to $25 tickets. See ompa.org/join for all the perks of being a member!


Cine Rent West
2330 NW 31st Avenue
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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