Live presentation by Rodney Charter showing and explaining the process of VR production using large screens as backdrops to film against.
There is nothing new about this process, however, what exists today is more refined and sophisticated than previous eras of film production.
With control over all aspects of the filmmaking process filming in controllable VR studios is now a serious tool for filmmakers.
Rodney Charters provides a rare insight into Hollywood production and how VR is being used to create convincing results indistinguishable to content filmed on location.
Biography and career
Rodney Charters was born in 1948 in New Zealand. His father, a small town photographer, also worked filming 16mm dramas. Charters was interested in film and photography from an early age, making his first film at the University of Auckland.
After graduating, Charters worked briefly on commercials while still living in London. Eventually, he was chosen to work on documentaries in Toronto for a Canadian network, which led him to travel all around the world, from South America to the Soviet Union.
Charters directed episodes of Roswell (with Clayne Crawford) and The Pretender (with Jon Gries and Patrick Bauchau) before joining 24. He worked on FOX show from 2001 to 2010. He also directed and worked cinematography on the Dallas revival. In 2014, he worked on a short film called Marked, as part of Sky Arts 1's 'Playhouse Presents'.
Most recently Rodney worked as Director of Photography on the TV series Dynasty (2017-2018) and Magnum PI (2018-2019).
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