A virtual set at Vu Orlando. The giant, wraparound LED screen can display anything producers want. Virtual production will change the way shows and movies are filmed and save money over filming on location. Photo: TNS
A virtual set at Vu Orlando. The giant, wraparound LED screen can display anything producers want. Virtual production will change the way shows and movies are filmed and save money over filming on location. Photo: TNS

Every shoot is an ‘oh wow’: virtual production, which The Mandalorian on Disney+ pioneered, cranks up – a meeting of video game and film technology

  • Virtual production replaces green screens with wraparound LED screens that can display anything creators want, and allow shots to be edited in real time
  • Insiders saw the future after it was used to make Star Wars show The Mandalorian, and since then music videos, commercials and movie scenes have been shot

A virtual set at Vu Orlando. The giant, wraparound LED screen can display anything producers want. Virtual production will change the way shows and movies are filmed and save money over filming on location. Photo: TNS
A virtual set at Vu Orlando. The giant, wraparound LED screen can display anything producers want. Virtual production will change the way shows and movies are filmed and save money over filming on location. Photo: TNS
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