The Hollywood section of SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, will explore the intricacies of lighting and color science for On-Set Virtual Production at its October virtual meeting. A group of experts with first-hand experience in OSVP will discuss the latest research and technology and offer advice on deploying this exciting, new production methodology. The session is slated for Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. PDT on Zoom.
In honor of Sequoyah and this year’s bicentennial celebration of the Cherokee syllabary, the Cherokee Nation has become the first Native American tribe to use motion and facial capture technology to help preserve and promote an indigenous language. In collaboration with the tribe’s language program, the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Original Content has released Sequoyah: Voice of the Inventor for the Bicentennial.
Ncam, manufacturer of real-time camera tracking technology, has opened two new locations built to support the growing demand for smart stages and training facilities in Europe and Latin America. Located in Prague and Rio de Janeiro, the new premises add to Ncam’s existing London and Los Angeles bases.
The NEP Group has launched a virtual production business segment, to be called NEP Virtual Studios, bringing on board industry leaders in real-time production with the acquisition of Prysm Collective, Lux Machina and Halon Entertainment. As part of this new venture, NEP welcomes a group of experts and world-class talent, including entertainment industry veteran Cliff Plumer to lead this new segment, Jeff Ruggels as senior vice president of finance and operations, Phil Galler and Zach Alexander as co-presidents of the Lux Machina NEP Business Unit, and Daniel Gregoire and Chris Ferriter as executive creative director and president, respectively, of the Halon NEP Business Unit.
Long Island City, New York is the site of the first purpose-built Car Stage LED vehicle process stage. The permanent virtual environment facility is fully equipped with expansive movable LED walls and proprietary technology allowing clients to produce live, fully composed sequences through their own cameras—with ease, on the spot.
Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with CJ ENM, Asia’s leading entertainment and media group behind the Oscar-winning film Parasite, to build a virtual production studio to spearhead the production of future video content.
The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from the Post New York Alliance, will host Erik Weaver, from the Entertainment Technology Center@the University of Southern California, for an in-depth look at The Ripple Effect, a new live-action, sci-fi short film designed to test-cutting edge virtual production technologies and remote workflow solutions.
Arri has opened its new state-of-the-art mixed reality studio in the UK. Equipped with an LED volume comprising 343 square meters of LED wall, installed in partnership with NEP Live Events production and technical specialist firm Creative Technology, the studio is one of the biggest permanent mixed reality production spaces in Europe.
The upcoming indie film release Boon, which was filmed in a remote location in Washington State is a modern Western starring Neal McDonough is a spiritual sequel to Red Stone and was shot using virtual production techniques. This ensured the number of on-site production staff were kept to a minimum.
The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance, will feature an in-depth interview with Brian Pohl, academic dean of Epic Games’ Unreal Fellowship and an expert in the expanding field of virtual production.