Join this exciting and insightful fireside chat, taking place on the VP stage at FMX, with Industry pioneers such as Florian Gellinger (RISE), Paolo Tamburrino (Pixomondo) and Brad Blackbourn (The Third Floor) as they go deep and candid about Virtual Production and its future.
Moderated by: Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull, HaZimation
Florian Gellinger is one of the four founding members of RISE, an award winning German VFX and animation studio. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was one of the driving forces in founding the German chapter of the Visual Effects Society. As VFX supervisor he was responsible for all RISE work on Captain America - Civil War and more recently Doctor Strange and Reminiscence. As Executive Producer he oversees all shows in production at RISE, most recently Avengers: Endgame, The King's Man, WandaVision, Loki and Hawkeye, Fantastic Beasts 3, Midnight Mass and Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch.
Paolo Tamburrino is a VFX Executive Producer who currently oversees the Virtual Production and Visual Effects of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds at Pixomondo.
He is widely regarded as the go-to source on technically demanding projects and client engagement.
With over 15 years of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, he was involved in many varied and award-winning projects, where he gained invaluable insight into production and pipelines. He is an alumnus of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, where his graduating short film “Wrapped” was honored with a VES Award.
Since then, Paolo has worked in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, where he has contributed to projects including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Foundation”, “The 100”, “Upload”, and numerous commercials.
Paolo currently serves as a member of the VES Board in Toronto.
Brad is a Creative Visualiser, Director and Virtual Cinematographer with 25+ years of experience helping shape visual storytelling on ground-breaking feature films, TV series, Theme Park Attractions, VR/AR/MR experiences & TV commercials in the USA, Europe, Asia & Australia. Before joining The Third Floor, Brad founded and managed IO Entertainment, a visual story development company based at Pinewood Studios. Previously, Brad has held many key creative supervision roles including Head of Layout & Previs at DreamWorks Animation, Head of Previs at Double Negative, Director of Photography at Framestore and Supervising Director at Stardust Entertainment.
Brad has supervised many BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated projects and is an active member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Currently as Virtual Production Manager at The Third Floor, Brad has directed his entertainment industry expertise into the converging areas of VR/AR/MR visualisation for the film industry and beyond. This has been achieved by consulting with key industry creatives to help design, integrate and support new Virtual Production tools and technologies, such as The Third Floor’s award winning app ‘Cyclops’ as well as new paradigms for cross--department, collaborative visualisation workflows that leverage emerging AR technologies such the Microsoft Hololens.