Project Description


iLunch is Interactive Ontario‘s monthly lunch-and-learn series that provides skills development and networking to interactive digital media producers and those in other sectors wishing to learn more or collaborate with IDM creators. Each session includes lunch, a panel discussion or presentation, Q&A and networking time.

iLunch – The Intersection of Gaming and Broadcast Technologies – Session Details

The Virtual Universe Laboratory (LUV), an award-winning studio born and based in Toronto, brings together the latest software and technologies from the gaming industry with traditional broadcast production applications. Lightning fast, extremely affordable, dynamic: the LUV is a disruptor for a whole new generation of content. At this iLunch, hear about the impetus and technology behind this innovative Ontario collaboration between gaming and TV production.

Born of collaborative research on TV production sets, LUV’s greatest asset is its original method of anchoring software and technologies from the field of digital video game production. LUV uses the power of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and the Reality Virtual Studio solution from Zero Density to create an infinite variety of virtual worlds at the click of a mouse. The virtual sets eliminate the high costs associated with physical sets, and the real-time production power means that complex scenes can be shot live with no need for post-production, further driving down costs. Special effects and CG elements can be added to a scene instantly and interact with characters in real time, allowing for much greater flexibility with creative decision-making.

Eric Minoli (Vice-President & CTO Groupe Média TFO) 
Eric will give an overview of Groupe Média TFO and the reasons behind the project.
Cliff Lavallée (Broadcast Facilities Manager Groupe Média TFO)
Cliff will discuss the multidisciplinary skills required to make it a reality.
Maxyme Payment (Team leader, 3D graphics)
Maxyme will give a technical overview of the VR base Virtual Universe Lab set system and discuss gaming in a broadcast world.
Time: 12pm-2pm
  • 12pm-12:30pm – Networking Lunch
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm – Presentation
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm – studio tours and Q&A

Location:  The Virtual Universe Laboratory (LUV),  21 College Street, 6th floor

Directions: 21 College Street, 6th floor
Walking distance from College subway station, entrance across from Fran’s on College.

Paid parking entrances – east side of Bay street between College and Gerard or north side on Gerard St between Bay and Yonge.

Please Note: This iLunch will be held at The Virtual Universe Laboratory and not at our usual location of OITC. Also, registration is required.

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