Singapore-based events and media production company Aux Media Group has been certified as the only virtual production space in Singapore for the Virtual Production Accelerator Program by disguise.
First launched in October 2022 by Emmy award-winning virtual production (VP) technology pioneer, disguise, the Accelerator Program combines traditional classroom training with real-world on-set experiences to give trainees a true representation of the demands of virtual production.
Designed to provide training to individuals of all skill levels – from student novices to seasoned professionals – the programme will help participants hone their skills in volume control operations, virtual art department integration and hands-on practice shoots.
The programme is taught in three phases – Learn, Classroom and Accelerator. In the Learn Phase, students can access online courses to learn real-time fundamentals in Unreal Engine. Next is the Classroom Phase, which involves hands-on, instructor-led training for more advanced concepts. The final stage, the Accelerator Phase, involves a four-day immersion experience where trainees participate in a pre-planned film shoot. This stage allows participants to experience various roles on set, including disguise operations, game engine integration, practical lighting and cinematography.
The Virtual Production Accelerator Program will start in 3Q2023, with classes scheduled tentatively every quarter.
In 2020, the company unveiled its Aux Immersive Studio, which combines Extended Reality (XR) technology and game engine systems to merge physical and virtual events.
“We are thrilled to expand the use of our immersive studio further and become the only certified training facility for disguise’s Virtual Production Accelerator Program,” said Choong Chyi Kei, CEO and founder of Aux Media Group.
“Our studio and training programme is designed to bring people together, even when they are physically apart, and provide an unforgettable virtual experience. We have also dedicated ourselves to fostering future talent in the next generation with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.”