Cutting edge Virtual Production scheme launched for film and TV indies

The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN), in collaboration with Prox & Reverie and Screen Yorkshire, is helping established TV and film production companies to increase their knowledge and use of Virtual Production (VP) through a free to access scheme, Remote Control. The scheme will allow companies to develop a critical understanding of the creative and commercial value of VP.

Remote Control is designed and produced in partnership with VP experts Prox & Reverie, a next-generation immersive media, product development and technology company. It will be delivered through a series of remote collaboration and visualisation sessions and intensive hands-on workshops at Prox & Reverie’s state-of-the-art immersive studio, The Forge, based in Doncaster.

The scheme is for TV and film production SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber region that have a TV or film project at development or early pre-production stage and who want to know more about how Virtual Production can be utilised on their production. Teams from three successful companies will gain critical understanding of the value of VP and real-time technologies, to help accelerate their vision to develop their own Virtual Production project, guided by Prox & Reverie and SIGN.

Duncan Petrie, Director of SIGN, says: “It’s vital that Yorkshire and Humber remain at the cutting edge of advancements in Virtual Production technology and techniques to ensure that we continue to be an attractive centre for new developments in screen production. Remote Control will allow companies to directly benefit from industry expertise to advance their knowledge of these innovative and rapidly evolving new technologies for content creation. It’s a pleasure for SIGN to be partnering with both Prox & Reverie and Screen Yorkshire on this exciting scheme which will help foster new knowledge and grow talent in this area of work.”

Applications close on 15 March 2022. Find out more about the Remote Control scheme.