What Does Virtual Production Mean For Filmmakers?

Green Screen Virtual Sets
Unreal Engine look at what is virtual production

Virtual Production (VP) is changing the way we make films television and digital content. Unreal Engine has registered uevirtualproduction.com and redirected it to new portal that looks at how UE is being used to create real-time virtual production.

Virtual Stage Sets For Film & TV
Virtual Production, mixing real props with virtual sets © Curtesy of OSF Madrid.

Take a look at OSF work in virtual production

Virtual production fits into two camps, first its an advanced pre-vis tool a way for directors and crew to previsualise digital assets on set, including virtual sets, character animations, and effects on-set with real actors and props.

The developing area of virtual production is in real-time production, this is where live action plates are composited with Virtual Engine generated sets, effects and animation to create finished shots.

Virtual film Production demonstration for film

Adding on-set post production, film and content production times and therefore costs can be reduced by employing realtime virtual production methods. Above are two examples produced in OSF studios. Find out more about OSF Virtual Production, Real-Time VFX and On-Set Post Production Facilities Click here.

Realtime VFX in Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial

realtime VFX tutorial
Unreal Engine's real-time volumetric rendering tools to create seamless special effects that integrated perfectly with the action.

Realtime VFX using Unreal Engine (UE4) is pushing the boundaries of on-set realtime production. Here at On-set Facilities we build realtime VFX machines, sets and realtime production solutions that are optimised for realtime VFX using Unreal Engine (UE4). Tutorial Video after the jump:

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Who owns the Virtual Metaverse and the ideals it’s being built on?

the metaverse

What are the common, open, standards of the VR Metaverse, and will creation in the Metaverse become a human right?

The answer to this question presently is no.

We are in a new time of technological revolution, one driven by mankind inherent drive to travel to new places and build new things, the Metaverse is now actively being built.

But, unlike the birth of the internet, this time around, capitalism and corporations have a firm hold over users and they control the worlds biggest digital networks.

Some open-source VR engine options: Apertus VR / OSVR / GoDot / Annwvyn / more to come on these as they come to market.

There’s a lack of WWW humanist ideals in VR. 

Talking to many players in the VR production, all of them are trying to win a race to become the dominant VR platform.

But, without the open, shared and common standards that built the internet, how will we activate millions of developers and builders? Will the metaverse ever gain the open foundations for innovation that gave birth to the likes of Facebook, Apple and Google?

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360° 6DOF Volumetric VR Video Technologies Reviewed 2018

HypeVR Tonaci Tran RED rig

We explored the web for 6Dof (volumetric) video technologies and companies. As a virtual production system integrator, OSF bring 6Dof volumetric production technologies to locations, sets and stages worldwide. In this post we take a look at what’s out there in the volumetric video, VR video, and 6dof space.

Lets explore 360° 6DOF VOLUMETRIC VIDEO

We’ll be updating this post as we discover new players in the space, but for now here’s our run down of companies and technologies in volumetric video production.

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