Is L&D Ready for AI-Generated Video? Exploring the Pros and Cons with Industry Experts and Hollywood Filmmakers


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Global Partnerships Director, ELB Learning
CEO/Artist, Curious Refuge
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Creative Director, ELB Learning
Creative Director, HAVAS
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Seasoned Creative Producer, Pioneer YouTuber, and SME Podcaster
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Apr 11, 2024 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Curious about the pros and cons of AI-generated video? Interested in MidJourney, Pika, and OpenAI’s new Sora video creator tools but don’t know where to start?

Join host Dan Krolczyk, Global Partnerships Director at ELB Learning with more than 20 years of video production, and EMMY® Award Winner Allan Rust, Creative Director at ELB Learning in an insightful webinar delving into the transformative realm of AI in video content creation. They will be speaking with film and media industry veterans Caleb Ward, Juan Faisal and Pakko De La Torre-Rocha about their thoughts on the future of AI and video. This session promises a comprehensive conversation about cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing the educational landscape with two filmmaker-creator guests already bursting through the barriers of generative AI video. 

They will dissect the functionalities and potentials of MidJourney, Pika, and OpenAI’s groundbreaking Sora video creator tools, shedding light on their respective features and how they stand to redefine content creation paradigms. Participants can expect a first-timer’s breakdown of the capabilities offered by these tools, along with practical tips on leveraging them effectively to enhance educational content. Attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and strategies necessary to harness the power of AI in video creation, poised to navigate the evolving landscape of digital education with confidence and proficiency.

Throughout the webinar, attendees will gain valuable insights into the readiness of training video content for AI integration and an in-depth understanding of the latest advancements in scalable video creation tools that are ready for prime-time training.

In this session, attendees will learn:
  • Which AI video tools many enterprise L&D teams are using and what you can learn from early power users
  • How some AI video tools are easy enough to get started using today
  • What up-and-coming AI video tools you should keep an eye on

About Dan Krolczyk

Dan Krolczyk, Global Partnerships Director at ELB Learning, is a highly accomplished professional in the world of cinematic storytelling and video production. With a strong background in media and marketing, Dan has made significant contributions to the field of video production, using his expertise to help companies achieve their creative goals. Dan served as the regional VP for USA Today and iHeart Media, two of the biggest media companies in the world, where he honed his skills in marketing and media management, in both locations his teams were recognized for national audience and revenue records. Dan is an innovator in the field of filmmaking at scale, with a passion for finding new and creative ways to tell stories through video. He has helped numerous companies, including Verizon, McGraw Hill, Dell, Blackbaud, and Oakley, to develop cutting-edge video solutions that engage audiences and drive results. Dan has spoken on panels regarding innovations in XR storytelling at HLTH and Learning Solutions Conference.

About Caleb Ward

Caleb Ward is the CEO of Curious Refuge, an online platform pioneering the use of AI in film. He is deeply dedicated to democratizing the creative process by unlocking the inner storyteller inside everyone. His AI training empowers artists at every end of the creative spectrum, from training Academy Award Winners to aspiring artists looking to learn storytelling for the first time. He has trained thousands of artists worldwide and in every major studio. He believes AI is dramatically changing the creative landscape and elevating the creative potential of artists around the world.

About Allan Rust

Allan Rust, Creative Director at ELB Learning, embarked on a diverse journey in the entertainment industry. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and USC, he ventured into writing and directing, eventually becoming deeply involved in music as a member of The Blenders. With 15 records and a #1 Billboard hit under his belt, Allan honed his skills in design and marketing while with the group, fostering the growth of his creative consultancy, BrandHyke. Transitioning to roles at Tripp Advertising and Mill Creek Entertainment, he continued to expand his expertise, ultimately landing at The Game Agency (which was acquired by ELB Learning) as Co-Creative Director. Leveraging his multifaceted background, Allan now spearheads innovative projects, drawing from a wealth of experience and resources to drive success.

About Pakko De La Torre-Rocha

Pakko De La Torre-Rocha is the creative director at HAVAS; Pakko is a multifaceted creative director pushing AI to creative limits with over 15 years of experience, renowned for leading groundbreaking campaigns at Ogilvy & Mather and TBWA\Chiat\Day. Specializing in art direction, AI, Metaverse, and AR/VR, Pakko integrates AI to enhance creativity. At Ogilvy, Pakko spearheaded award-winning campaigns for Cisco and Nature Made, while at TBWA\Chiat\Day, honed digital design skills for engaging customer experiences. A fervent AI/AR/XR enthusiast, Pakko’s innovative work has garnered global acclaim at Cannes, LIAA, and Webby’s. Notable clients include Taco Bell, Energizer, and Nissan. Pakko’s Super Bowl contributions for Volkswagen (2012) and (2015) underscore his creative prowess.

About Juan Faisal

Juan Faisal is a seasoned creative producer, pioneer YouTuber, and SME podcaster with extensive experience building and delivering content strategies that leverage human creativity and Gen AI. He has collaborated with renowned brands like MTV, Twitter, Apple, Warner Music, and Accenture. With an unstoppable and curious spirit, Juan has pushed the boundaries of storytelling and technology, earning praise for his inventive work in legacy and emerging media. Through his podcast ‘Creativity & Robots,’ he shares his insights and expertise on the intersection of human creativity and GenAI, inspiring aspiring creatives worldwide.

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