ThoughtWorks Arts

Volumetric Filmmaking Workshop with Depthkit

Note: The deadline for this call has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted. Applicants will be contacted by email regarding participation.

ThoughtWorks Arts is partnering with the creative studio Scatter to host a unique, free, intensive learning workshop on volumetric filmmaking. Apply now to join us for a two-day weekend event exploring Depthkit, Scatter’s toolkit for accessible volumetric video capture.

Volumetric filmmaking is a growing movement in 3-dimensional capture of people, places and things, which can be presented in an immersive (AR/VR/MR) context or rendered in 2D. The technique redefines how a narrative can be developed and experienced, allowing creators to expand beyond the boundaries of traditional media.

In this two-day learning intensive, participants will explore how to create volumetric video with Depthkit, and learn how to incorporate it into their own creative practice. The workshop includes a hands-on exploration of Depthkit tools and workflow, as well as an opportunity for collaboration with fellow makers and artists.

Participants will explore:

  • virtual reality demos set up by the Scatter team
  • current applications and approaches to volumetric filmmaking
  • single sensor volumetric capture with Depthkit Pro
  • a brief overview for setting up volumetric assets in the Unity game engine (note that previous Unity experience is not necessary)

We welcome artists of all experience levels to apply. No previous 3D or programming experience is required.

The workshop carries the goal of sharing knowledge with the community to make emerging technology accessible and inclusive for all. Space is limited to 15 applicants, and attendees will be invited to share what they learn with the broader community at future facilitated co-working events.

Workshop Schedule

March 16th, 10am - 6pm
Artists will be introduced to the tools and workflow with hands on learning, demos and workflow exploration

March 17th, 11am - 6pm
Continuation of immersive learning with practical sessions, including support and incubation for those who wish to collaborate with fellow workshop participants

Location

ThoughtWorks
99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

What You Will Need

It is highly recommended that participants bring their own PC laptop with Windows 10 installed. Your system will need to meet Depthkit’s recommended minimum specifications. If you have a Mac, please install the Bootcamp Utility.

If you are unable to bring your own computer or you cannot install Bootcamp, please mark the appropriate field in the application form. We will be able to provide a limited number of Windows PCs which you can use, most likely sharing with others.

How to Apply

ThoughtWorks seeks creators of all experience levels and backgrounds to apply for this 2-day volumetric filmmaking workshop. No 3D experience is required. All you need is an enthusiasm to explore, collaborate, and an interest in promoting community learning

Apply now

For any workshop questions, please reach out to Jillian at [email protected].