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Thorsten Herfet (Saarland University) & Simon Spielmann (Filmakademie).
SAUCE Project: Light Fields for Movie Productions.
New (Visual) Media Formats at NEM Summit 2019. May 22nd & 23rd 2019. Zagreb. Croatia.

Thorsten Herfet (Saarland University), Simon Spielmann (Filmakademie), Jonas Trottnow (Filmakademie).
Light Fields for Movie Productions in Tools of Tomorrow: Light Fields Track
FMX2019. May 03 2019, Bertha-Benz-Saal, 15:15 - 16:15. Stuttgart, Germany.

European Union project SAUCE. Project outline presentation and Q&A session at FMX2019.
April 04 2019, Steinbeiss-Saal, 15:30-17:30. Stuttgart, Germany.
May 02 2019, Steinbeiss-Saal, 11:30-13:30. Stuttgart, Germany.

Real-time Look Development in Katana with VPET - Trixter and Filmakademie R&D
May 01 2019, Steinbeiss-Saal, 15:30-17:30. Stuttgart, Germany.
May 03 2019, Steinbeiss-Saal, 11:30-13:30. Stuttgart, Germany.

Jonas Trottnow. R&D @ Animationsinstitut - Vortrag über innovative Technologien am Filmset.
Schlossgartencampus 2019. 12 April 2019, 17:00. Foyer Schauspielhaus. Stuttgart. Germany.

VHS Business Thementag 2019: Augmented & Virtual Reality
Immersive Storytelling: Tools & Technics in Basics and Specials, Simon Spielmann & Felix Bucella, 9:10, Galerie
Mittwoch 20. März 2019, Neckar Forum Esslingen, Ebershaldenstraße 12, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar


Volker Helzle. Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Filmmaking.
Symposium on Expanded Animation at Ars Electronica Festival 2018: ERROR – THE ART OF IMPERFECTION
September 8th, 13:30-14:15, Central Linz, Linz, Austria

Volker Helzle and Kai Götz. Digital Albert Einstein, a Case Study.
SIGGRAPH 2018 Talks. In Session: Visual Visage.
August 14th, 2pm-3:30pm, Room 301-305, West Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

Simon Spielmann and Volker Helzle. Augmented Reality for Virtual Set Extension.
SIGGRAPH 2018 Talks. In Session: Augmenting Your Reality.
August 12th, 2pm-3:30pm, Room 301-305, West Building, Vancouver Convention Centre.

Simon Spielmann, Volker Helzle, Andreas Schuster, Jonas Trottnow, Kai Götz and Patricia Rohr.
VPET - Virtual Production Editing Tools at SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies.
August 12th, 1:30-5:30 pm. August 13th - August 15th, 10 am-5:30 pm. August 16th, 10 am-3:30 pm. 
West Building, Exhibit Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre.

Volker Helzle, Christian Müller. Interactive VR Cinema / VPET @ Animationsinstitut. VR-Expo. 5th July 2018, 15:00. Arena 2036 University Stuttgart.

Volker Helzle, Simon Spielmann. Evolution of Virtual Production at a Film School. Virtual Production Track. FMX. April 2018. Stuttgart, Germany.

Volker Helzle. Keynote: Immersion in Digital Animation Research and Education. 1st Workshop on Animation in Virtual and Augmented Environments. ANIVAE-2018 held in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2018. 19th March 2018. Reutlingen, Germany.


Volker Helzle, Kai Götz and Diana Arellano. Creating Generic Data-driven Face Rigs for Digital Actors. Data-Driven Animation Techniques (D2AT) Workshop. SIGGRAPH Asia 2017. 27th November 2017, 14:20-14:40.

Volker Helzle and Simon Spielmann. Next Level Consumer Devices for Virtual Production. Demo of latest VPET version supporting Apple ARKit. CVMP 2017. BFI Southbank, London, UK. 11th & 12th December 2017.

Volker Helzle and Simon Spielmann. Expectations towards practical Lightfield technology. ETN-FPI workshop on “Visual data capture”. Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany. 6th November 2017.

Diana Arellano. When machines learn – An Overview. Tech Talks Stuttgart. Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, Germany. 11th October 2017.

Simon Spielmann, Andreas Schuster. VPET live demonstration - Showcasing enhancements to the VPET tools for virtual production. FMX. May 2017. Stuttgart, Germany.

Annekatrin Baumann, Ari Harjunmaa, David Körner. High-Performance Computing for Artistic Content Creation. Session: Tools of Tomorrow. FMX. May 2017. Stuttgart, Germany.


Volker Helzle, Kai Götz. Dreamspace: Virtual Production @ Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. VeGA Camp 2016, HdM Stuttgart, October 21, 2016.

Diana Arellano. The Other Face of Character Animation. Expanded Animation – The Alchemy of Animation. Ars Electronica. September 2016. Linz, Austria.

Oliver Grau, Simon Spielmann, Volker Helzle.  Dreamspace. IBC Future Zone. IBC, Amsterdam, September 10, 2016.

Simon Spielmann, Andreas Schuster, Volker Helzle.  DREAMSPACE Live Demonstrations, FMX, Stuttgart, April, 2016.


Diana Arellano. SARA – Stylized Animations for Research on Autism. Animation Studies Summer School. September 16-18, 2015. Tübingen, Germany.

Volker Helzle.  Research and Development at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. STAGE@PLAY. Stuttgart, July 16, 2015.

Diana Arellano. Real-time Stylized Animations And Its Use In Autism Research. Games 4 Change Europe (G4CE) festival. June 15-16, 2015. Paris, France.

Diana Arellano, Volker Helzle, Ulrich Max Schaller, Reinhold Rauh, Marc Spicker, Oliver Deussen. When Might Less be More? FMX 2015. May 5-8, 2015. Stuttgart, Germany.

Simon Spielmann, Andreas Schuster, Volker Helzle. DREAMSPACE Demonstrator. FMX 2015. May 5-8, 2015. Stuttgart, Germany.


Ulrich Max Schaller. Stylized Animations for Research on Autism – The SARA Project (Conference recording). 2nd international conference on Innovative Technologies (IT) for Autism (ASD) - ITASD 2014. October 3-4 , 2014. Paris, France.

Simon Spielmann. Die Informatik geht ins Kino. Informatik 2014. September 22-26, 2014. Stuttgart, Germany.

Diana Arellano. SARA - A new way of learning emotions in Autism. Games 4 Change Europe (G4CE) festival. June 2014. Paris, France. 


Pre 2014

Heiko Volz, Volker Helzle.  Äffle & Pferdle - vom Pausenfüller zum Medienstar. Dragon Days Fantastikfestival, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, July 14, 2013.

Diana Arellano, Simon Spielmann, Michael Bußler, Volker Helzle. The Muses of Poetry. FMX 2013, Installation at the Forum/Marketplace, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart,  April 23-26, 2013.

Michael Bußler, Daniel Kondermann, Rahul Nair, Simon Spielmann. Science Meets Art - Joint Research on Creating Tools for the Stereo/post-Processing Pipeline. FMX 2013, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, April 23-26, 2013.

Diana Arellano und Simon Spielmann. Forschung & Entwicklung am Institut für Animation der Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. VeGA Camp, Stuttgart Media University,  April 5, 2013. 2012

Diana Arellano. R&D at the Filmakademie, TD studies and FMX 2013. Artificial Intelligence Group, University of Bielefeld. December 5, 2012.