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The Realtime Summit is all about exploring the possibilities of real-time creation. We've curated a range of leading voices from a diverse selection of disciplines to help paint a vivid picture when it comes to the use of these kinds of technologies. From on-set motion capture to immersive concert productions to high-level “what’s next” group conversations - we've gathered some of the best minds to share their stories, pique curiosities, and encourage exploration on the topic. 

We’ve curated this summit to be a meeting-of-the-minds; folks who can ask real questions and have genuine conversations about the subject matter, ultimately expanding on the impacts of how this kind of tech affects the creative industries.

In this stream:

  • Intro to Realtime Summit
  • The Next Frontier of Design: BrioXR
  • Virtual Production in British Columbia
  • Virtual Production Crash Course for Indie Filmmakers
  • Virtual Prediction: The Future of Filmmaking and VFX
  • DEMO: Directing a Virtual Real-Time Scene
  • Real-Time Applications in the Music Industry
  • Experiences from On-Set Virtual Production Tech
  • Cassini Logs
  • Stop-Motion by Virtual Production
  • CTO to CTO: A Fireside Chat
  • The Future of Storytelling Using Virtual Production
  • Youth in Tech: Real-Time VFX, Animation & Visual Storytelling

Fika Entertainment’s Head of VFX, Peter Divers, and Animation Supervisor, Gavin Williams, will present on the use of virtual production to emulate stop motion animation. In 2020, the Fika team used photogrammetry to recreate the puppet’s from Coolabi/ BBC’s Scream Street series and used them to create a real-time animated video that brought together the look and feel of stop motion with the technical potential of virtual production including motion capture, facial capture, and real-time rendering - all shot during COVID conditions. The final outcome was a centerpiece of CBBC’s Halloween at home campaign, with an online dance challenge that featured various BBC stars.

In this presentation, Pete and Gavin will talk through the technical aspects of this project and how the team approached the challenge of stop motion by virtual production. 


Gavin Williams

Animation Supervisor // Fika Entertainment

(Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Robin Hood, Avengers: Infinity War, The BFG)

Gavin Williams is the Animation Supervisor at Fika Entertainment. Gavin has worked across feature film visual effects, games and 3D animation for over two decades, and is passionate about storytelling through CG animation. Prior to joining Fika, Gavin worked for Weta Digital, Mill Film and Cinesite as an animator and motion editor on projects including Avengers: Infinity War, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Avatar and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes among others.

Fika Entertainment // IMDb

Pete Divers

Head of VFX // Fika Entertainment

(Legend of the Ancient Sword, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant)

Pete Divers is Head of VFX at Fika Entertainment, driving the creativity of the studio and develop the latest in emerging technology for creative outcomes. Pete began his career in motion capture and virtual production in 2000, and has worked for some of the most highly regarded visual effects houses in Australia, New Zealand, London, and Los Angeles, including Weta Digital, Method Studios and The Third Floor. He has worked on projects including Kingsman 2: The Golden CircleAlien: CovenantThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Fika Entertainment // IMDb