The One Club for Creativity has announced that Epic Games, developer of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool, will host five sessions on how game technology is empowering creators and redefining pipelines for VFX, filmmaking, interactive experiences and more online at Creative Week 2021, June 7-11.
The sessions, which cover games, game engines, MetaHumans, the Metaverse, and real-time virtual production, will take place each day of Creative Week at 3:00 pm EDT.
Discussions with Epic representatives, select partners and customers will delve into how Unreal Engine and real-time technology are empowering creatives to streamline animation and VFX pipelines, leverage cutting-edge believable digital humans, develop imaginative new creative concepts and experiences, and realize the rich and immersive opportunities of the Metaverse.
In addition to guest speakers from companies including R/GA, Riot Games, MediaMonks, and Manticore Games, the daily sessions will feature thought leaders from Epic Games, including Alistair Thompson, Head of the London Innovation Lab; Heiko Wenczel, Head of the Detroit Innovation Lab; Miles Perkins, Industry Manager, Film & TV at Epic Games; Rachel Stones, Business Development at Epic Games; and John Buzzell, Agencies & Brands Lead.
Taking place on the Main Stage at Creative Week, the presentations will run as follows:
- Monday, June 7, 3:00 pm EDT: Talk – An Overview: Games, Game Engines, Metahumans, the Metaverse, and Real-Time Production:
Game technology is empowering creators all over the world. Discover the many ways this emerging medium is driving innovation, reimagining how we create and experience entertainment.
- Tuesday, June 8, 3:00 pm EDT: Panel – How Real Time is Redefining Production:
With next-generation virtual production tools in Unreal Engine, real-time technology has transformed the art of filmmaking, and agencies are benefitting. Hear how filmmakers, agencies, and other creative leaders are using real-time technology to redefine production, opening new creative opportunities, and solving difficult logistics in the process.
- Wednesday, June 9, 3:00 pm EDT: Panel – Planning for The Metaverse:
Science fiction authors have dreamed for decades of a limitless 3D virtual world. Now, we are on the verge of achieving it. The Metaverse is emerging as an open 3D internet that will give us new ways to play, socialize, and shop. How will brands and agencies adapt to this new landscape?
- Thursday, June 10, 3:00 pm EDT: Panel – Games & Advertising:
Today, video games command huge audiences and deep engagement. Advertising within mobile games has been big business, but now there are new opportunities for brands and creatives to share space with the stories and characters that players love.
- Friday, June 11, 3:00 pm EDT: Q&A Session – Games, Game Engines, MetaHumans, the Metaverse, and Real-Time Production:
Join Epic Games, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021, to learn how game technology is empowering creators and redefining pipelines for VFX, filmmaking, interactive experiences, and more. Thought leaders from Epic Games will take your questions on how games are shaping audiences, multiplatform online games, interactive worlds, advances in real-time 3D graphics, digital humans, and the amazing storytelling potential within the Metaverse.
Says Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club: “Epic Games is blazing the trail of real-time technology, and we’re thrilled to have them on the Main Stage each day during Creative Week. These sessions are an amazing opportunity for our global audience of creative leaders to hear directly from the company that’s shaping the future of VFX, filmmaking, and interactive experiences.”
Says Epic Games’ John Buzzell: “Creatives have always been drivers of innovation, using tools to push boundaries, set trends, and invent new forms of storytelling. Unreal Engine gives you the freedom to create without limits by placing collaboration and experimentation at the center of production, enabling experiences that scale to hundreds of millions of people with no compromises in quality. Great tools are also essential to building the Metaverse, which will no doubt be an exciting topic at Creative Week 2021.”