Special Spotlight: EMEX Seminars

Björn Stockleben and Evgeny  Kalachikhin

Björn Stockleben
Evgeny Kalachikhin

Welcome back to the Special Spotlight where we will be highlighting the Emex Seminar presenters Evgeny Kalachikhin and Björn Stockleben. Why don’t we take a peek under the hood to see what they have in store. The seminar will run all day starting from 9-15 and cover a range of topics in the field of Emerging Media. So strap in and prepare to launch into the future with Emex! Here some more detail about our guests and what Emex is all about.

Björn Stockleben is professor of new media production at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His current research areas comprise data-driven media production, creative online collaboration and virtual reality production. He holds a master’s degree in Media Sciences, Media Technology and Computer Sciences from Technische Universität Braunschweig and Braunschweig University of Art in 2003. From 2010-2016 he coordinated the Cross Media master programme at University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. Before, he worked as technical manager and UX consultant in EC and ESA funded research projects such as HBB-NEXT, ARTES-COTV and TV-Ring at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandeburg innovation project group. He coordinated the Erasmus+ partnership “OnCreate” on creative processes in online collaboration and currently runs the follow-up project “Emerging Media Exploration” on teaching emerging media technologies and content in a transnational setting. He also leads an augmented reality simulation development for desaster management training in the project oKat-SIM (funded by German ministry of research). Mr. Björn will be leading a lecture on “How to collaboratively create emerging media experiences across borders. An introduction to the concept behind the EMEX partnership and showcases of projects”

Mr. Evgeny  Kalachikhin a Master of Fine Arts with distinction in film editing although he is also a Director, Colorist and VR-Artist. That is to say a man of many talents honed with skill over the years. He has worked on a multitude of projects over the years with his latest project being “Beyond the White”, a 90 min., Documentary that he is directing and editing. Mr. Kalachikhin will be having a workshop on “Volumetric Video and Virtual Production – How to enter the future of film production at your own home.”  Check the details below to learn some more.


Workshop Details:
10:00 – 16:00

The Emerging Media Exploration partnership pilots transnational collaborative courses on emerging media design, narration and technology. This presentation will give an overview of the recent courses on participative TV and virtual production and show both outcomes and approaches to make creative use of immature media technologies. It is suitable for students who want to get inspiration and insights to accessible ways to start into virtual production, as well as for teachers interested in creating inter-university courses

10-11 Evgeny’s Kalachikhin Workshop:  
“Volumetric Video and Virtual Production – How to enter the future of film production at your own home.” 

“Today we can definitely say that a combination of new technologies allows artists to create incredible cinematic worlds, which until recently were simply impossible to imagine. This short presentation will cover some basics of volumetric video and demonstrate how it can be used in virtual production”

11-12 Björn Stockleben:  
“EMEX – How to collaboratively create emerging media experiences across borders. An introduction to the concept behind the EMEX partnership and showcases of projects.” 

13-14 Students’ Pitching


Read the whole iWeek schedule: Here

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