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Virtual Production for Film and TV: 2 Day Bootcamp

06 August 2021 — 10:00am to 3:00pm

Venue: Production Park Unit 53 Lidgate Crescent South Kirkby WF9 3NR

Hands on experience of virtual production in a state-of-the-art XR studio. A must attend event for Film, TV and Digital Content Producers.

Please note - due to funding restrictions, this event is only available for Greater Manchester, Leeds City Region & York based SMEs and freelancers. If you are not based in those areas, we are not able to accept you onto this bootcamp.

Thanks to shows like The Mandalorian, we're increasingly aware of the benefits of virtual production and XR (extended reality) studios are popping up all over the UK. But how exactly does it all work?

Creative England has teamed up with XPLOR at Production Park to provide a two day, fully funded bootcamp at XPLOR's Centre for Virtual Production.

If you're an SME or freelancer working in Film, TV or Digital Content Production and you're keen to understand Virtual Production, then this is a must attend event.

Over two days, you will be taken through the process of virtual production hearing from XPLOR's team of specialists alongside partners like UNREAL and XR Stories. You will also receive on-set experience of a shoot in the XR studio.

Places for this bootcamp are extremely limited. To register your interest in attending, sign up on Eventbrite and the Creative England team will be in touch to confirm your place and provide full details of the bootcamp schedule.

To be eligible for this bootcamp you must be:

  • Based in either Greater Manchester, Leeds City Region & York
  • A registered company or freelancer with the ability to provide your company registration or UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) number

Deadline for registration: 5pm Monday 26th July


There will be limited accommodation available for bootcamp attendees. Rooms will be provided onsite in Production Park's crew accommodation and at a nearby Crowne Plaza.

Transport between the Crowne Plaza and Production Park will also be provided. Rooms will be allocated to attendees on a first come first served basis. Please indicate whether you would like accommodation when registering your place.


Catering will be provided throughout the duration of the bootcamp. On day 1, attendees will receive refreshments on arrival, lunch, an evening meal and drinks. On day 2, breakfast and lunch will be provided before the bootcamp finishes at 3pm.

COVID Compliance

As this will be an in person event, evidence of a negative lateral flow test will be required 24hrs prior to the bootcamp.

The Production Park team is fully experienced in managing the studios whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. All measures will be taken to ensure the safety and comfort of bootcamp attendees for the duration of the event.


This bootcamp is brought to you by Creative England's Advance and Ideate Programmes in partnership with XPLOR.

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.

Ideate is a programme for Greater Manchester-based creative and cultural businesses looking to expand into immersive storytelling. Participation in the programme is fully funded through the European Regional Development Fund and the programme is delivered in partnership with Manchester Growth Hub and Northern Powerhouse.

XPLOR – The research & innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Located on campus at Production Park, the £7m+ XPLOR research and innovation centre and its state-of-the-art facilities and equipment will be used to deliver a support programme for SMEs across the Leeds City Region and beyond covering specialisms such as music, TV, film, sports, corporate events, theatre and arts.

By drawing on the expertise of both industry and academia, working together in one location, XPLOR will drive research excellence and support industrial growth in the entertainment technology and production sectors with capabilities including concept & product design, software control, automation, prototyping, testing and digital content design.

The XPLOR project has secured grant funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

For more information and to book please CLICK HERE.