Oct 17, 2018

Deakin Motion Lab is going to Screen Forever


In a SCREEN FOREVER first, we will be showcasing the future of film making in partnership with trailblazing production studio, Deakin Motion.Lab.

SCREEN FOREVER will feature a working Innovation Hub with a full technical demonstration of the Alchemy Pipeline, Deakin Motion.Lab’s revolutionary virtual production pipeline for animated content. The Innovation Hub room will also feature sessions from international and local screen technology innovators including IMAX, Start VR, Ludo Studios and Flying Bark.

Deakin Motion.Lab will demonstrate how animated sequences can be developed in a matter of minutes. Featuring full body motion capture, realtime facial capture, realtime visualisations, realtime vfx and virtual cameras, this showcase will offer SCREEN FOREVER delegates an insight into how virtual production tools and innovative workflows can be applied to a range of creative projects for high quality screen/broadcast content, interactive storytelling and AR/VR, as well as fast production of online and mobile content that can augment a range of digital strategies.

“The demand for animated content is increasing, and virtual production methods offer a way to quickly develop ideas, iterate and make creative choices that will result in a production that keeps storytelling at its heart, and allows room for creative risks,” said Jordan Beth Vincent, Deakin Motion.Lab.

The Alchemy Pipeline has recently been was used to make the award-winning series, ABC Education’s Minibeast Heroes, produced by ABC Research & Development including its accompanying 360 trailer. Minibeast Heroes was at the forefront of ABC Education’s platform launch in 2018 and has been implemented into the curriculum in schools around the country. In 2018, Minibeast Heroes was awarded an AWGIE award, and named as finalist in the AEAF awards and ATOM awards.

Deakin Motion.Lab is currently in early development on the original IP, animated children’s production The Adventures of Auntie AdaAda is aimed for the 6-10 age demographic and focuses on encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Originally founded in 2006, Deakin Motion Lab is a research and development hub focussed on art, movement and technology. Today, it is considered one of the most technologically advanced virtual production facilities in Australia.

Deakin Motion.Lab also used the Alchemy Pipeline for the virtual production and motion capture of The Unknown Patience VR short, which premiered at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Their past virtual production and motion capture work also includes: I Frankenstein, Quilton’s TVC Love your bum, Tooheys Extra Dry TVC Nocturnal Migration, and Abbotts Bakery TVC Free Range Bread among othersDeakin Motion.Lab has created virtual reality experiences for City of Melbourne’s Green Your Laneway VR, as well as for health partners including Dementia Australia.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see virtual production in action. Register for SCREEN FOREVER today!


Screen Forever is Australia’s premiere event for screen industry professional and will be held at Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia 20-22 November 2018

 Join more than 850 delegates over three days of networking events, keynote addresses, interviews, panel discussions, workshops, roundtables, pitching opportunities and the International Partnership Market at Australia’s premier conference event for screen industry professionals.