Witness the future of filmmaking - interactive cinema in a real-time game engine. Join Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri, Epic Games’ Art Director Jerome Platteaux, and Colin Benoit, Cinematic Artist at Epic Games, as they take you through the making of The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience and demonstrate live filming in this iconic simulation, merging art forms and technology to trailblaze a new way of filmmaking. Moderated by Emmy nominated producer, Jake Sally.
Jerome has spent the better part of the last decade pushing the boundaries of real-time rendering using Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced 3D creation tool, from Robo Recall to The Mandalorian and The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience. Prior to joining Epic, Jerome worked in visual effects at ILM and BUF, earning credits on films including The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Marvel movies such as The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Colin Benoit is a Lead Cinematic Artist at Epic Games, where he applies his extensive experience in virtual cinematography and virtual production to showcase the power of real-time storytelling tools and workflows inside Unreal Engine 5. Before joining Epic, Colin spent 15 years at Industrial Light & Magic as the Layout Supervisor on films such as Iron Man, Rango and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri is responsible for the advancement of real-time 3D technology and pushing the state of the art forward to elevate Unreal Engine as the storytelling tool of choice across games, film, television, and beyond. Kim previously served as Lucasfilm’s Chief Strategy Officer, and spent 20 years in digital technology and visual effects, earning credits on more than 25 films including Super 8, Speed Racer, and The Matrix Trilogy. Kim has earned an Oscar nomination and two Academy Awards – one for universal capture and one for the development of Bullet Time technology.
Jake Sally is an Emmy-nominated producer, public speaker and entertainment executive dedicated to building the pipeline, vernacular and stories grounded in technology for audiences worldwide. Jake is the COO of Jadu, the definitive Web3 AR platform. Previously, he oversaw content development at RYOT, Verizon’s internal content innovation company, focused on creating future-forward content formats and storytelling techniques as 5G networks begin to be widely available to consumers. He focused on collaborations with artists and technologists to alter and improve the way stories are told with next-generation technology including VR, AR, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, physical installations, 5G and motion capture.