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Take your business to the next level with XPLOR’s Centre for Virtual Production

Your story, your vision

Discover the world of Virtual Production

Develop your ideas, experiment with creative content solutions

Create innovative, unique content tailored to you/&/your brand/business

Overview:

Creative UK, AD:VENTURE and XPLOR are partnering up to create an exciting opportunity for 12 creative businesses/freelancers based in West Yorkshire.

This fully funded offer consists of a two-day (14 hour) support package at Production Park led by XPLOR’s Virtual Production team to help businesses/freelancers discover creative solutions, develop new products and services for their clients and understand about the potential of virtual production and XR.

Areas of focus throughout the 14 hours will be LED screen setup, camera tracking, working with plate shots on LED, integrating 3D Unreal content and lighting for LED studios.

Dates:

This opportunity will run throughout June and July 2022 with dates to suit the businesses taking part

Audience:

This opportunity is open to West Yorkshire based Small or Medium Enterprises (SME) and freelancers working in film, TV, games, corporate video production, conferencing, and live events companies.

Due to the limited spaces available priority will be given to early-stage businesses who have not been supported through any previous XPLOR VP seminars and bootcamps.

Details:

Based in Production Park in Wakefield, XPLOR is the world’s first research and innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Specialising in collective problem solving and pioneering research and development, it is a unique facility that drives experimentation and excellence and supports disruptive growth in entertainment technology and production.
Through this support programme, funded by AD:VENTURE, XPLOR will offer 12 businesses a bespoke diagnostic session to better understand their clients, challenges, and areas of interest. After which, the team will evaluate what VP/XR solutions and applications that will be best suited for the participants requirements and prepare feedback.
Businesses will then have the unique opportunity to film for one day in the state-of-the-art XPLOR Virtual Production studio.

After businesses have taken part in this support programme, Creative UK will continue their development journey with the offer of 10 hours industry mentor of their choice, fully funded, and all participants will have the opportunity to continue working with their AD:VENTURE adviser to support their business growth journey.

Application Process:

Please complete our application form HERE

Application deadline: 

We anticipate huge demand for this programme, and places will be allocated on first come first served basis (Subject to eligibility)

Partners:

Creative UK, Advance – is a support programme for creative and cultural practitioners, freelancers and SMEs based in Wakefield and the wider Yorkshire Humber region. Advance is delivered in partnership with Wakefield Council and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cultural Development Fund grant, which is administered by Arts Council England.

AD:VENTURE – The AD:VENTURE Growth Programme provides ambitious start-ups with a tailored programme of support to help them grow their business and create jobs. Offering interactive webinars & events on key business topics, a dedicated business adviser, access to industry & academic expertise, & access to finance including grant funding up to £25,000.
AD:VENTURE supports individuals who would like to start a business, or businesses trading less than 36 months based in or re-locating in the Leeds City Region area (Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York) To qualify for AD:VENTURE support, the business should trade primarily with other businesses and have ambitions for growth.

XPLOR – the world’s first research and innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Based on Production Park – the world’s premier campus for live events, film and TV, where industry, education and innovation come together in the creation of live experiences. Our creative community includes industry-leading production studios, a community of live events businesses, higher education institution Backstage Academy.
Founded in 2015 with the express intent of being ‘Where Live Industry Lives’, Production Park is an international destination of choice for technically challenging productions and the only place on earth where that pioneering work is continually fed back into the educational ecosystem that will sustain our unique industry into the future