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Hollywood Examines Future of Storytelling at View Conference

The potential for advances in technology to help create and share new types of stories, as well as diversity and inclusion, were key themes during a discussion of the future of storytelling at the View VFX and animation conference, which is taking place this week in person in Turin, Italy, and virtually via a livestream. […]

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Takes ILM Virtual Production Route (Exclusive)

Upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is taking the virtual production route. The 20th Television series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, has started production in Vancouver and will be the first project to be made on Industrial Light & Magic’s newly built StageCraft LED stage, which features a 95-foot LED screen. “The story of […]

Virtual Production Firm The Other End Inks Deal With PhaseSpace for Motion Tracking System

Studio operator The Other End has upped the ante in Canada’s fast-growing virtual production stages market by inking a deal with California-based PhaseSpace and its real-time motion capture system to become its exclusive Canadian partner. The Toronto-based company will install PhaseSpace’s Impulse X2E tracking system to offer producers and creators access to faster and more […]

NAB Show Opens With Projected 55,000 Attendees; Hollywood’s Focus Includes Cloud-Based and Virtual Production

After a three-year absence due to COVID, the NAB Show has returned to Las Vegas with what the National Association of Broadcasters projects could hit 55,000 delegates — what they point out would be a large number for a pandemic-era trade show. The last time NAB was held in person, in 2019, the event had […]

Virtual Production Tech Firm Mo-Sys to Set Up Major Studio, Research, Training Hub in London

Mo-Sys — a U.K.-headquartered developer of camera tracking systems and virtual production technology — has secured a 150-year lease on a former gas and power station in south-east London, with plans to renovate and build virtual production stages and a virtual production research center. According to Mo-Sys CEO Michael Geissler, the company — which last […]

Mels Expands Virtual Production Stage in Montreal

Mels Studios and Postproduction in Montreal has expanded its virtual stage with an LED wall to meet growing interest in virtual production. The 10,000 square foot studio stage has been upgraded to a diameter of 65 feet to allow a larger and bigger workable canvas on which to do visual effects work in real time […]

ASC, VES Release Virtual Production Glossary

A Virtual Production Glossary launches today at VPGlossary.com, through a collaboration between the Visual Effects Society, American Society of Cinematographers and individuals from the community, with support from Epic Games and Netflix. It represents part of an effort to establish a common vocabulary among those working in this still evolving area of production. Suggestions for new […]

ILM Plans Expansion With Virtual Production Stage in Vancouver

Industrial Light & Magic plans to expand its virtual production services with a new stage near its Vancouver facility, which is expected to open next spring. The VFX giant reported Wednesday that it would construct a roughly 20,000-square-foot stage for its StageCraft LED system, which will be its fifth such permanent volume. ILM also maintains […]