This is a set of links and info from Ian Failes (from befores & afters) for London College of Communication MA Visual Effects students.
WHAT IS VIRTUAL PRODUCTION?
– A good way to think about it is that it is pretty much any kind of production that’s trying to recreate in CG what we’ve done for more than 100 years in traditional filmmaking.
– Here, we’re mostly going to talk about LED wall filmmaking,, but virtual production is more than just LED walls because it also involves real-time rendering, visualization, virtual cinematography, simul-cams, motion capture and many more things.
VIRTUAL SETS AND VIRTUAL CAMERA
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Pan Am virtual sets by Stargate Studios
Virtual camera in Polar Express
Virtual production in Avatar
The Jungle Book behind the scenes
OTHER VIRTUAL PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Epic Games Unreal Engine virtual production hub
VES virtual production resources page
Recent stories on virtual production at befores & afters
THE MOIRE EFFECT
Some articles here, here and here about dealing with the moire effect. Plus some videos below.
Send Ian an email anytime: email@example.com
Next time: The evolution of CG (online!)
Previously: Compositing, animation