New Sci-Fi Film ‘Gods of Mars’ Becomes First Feature to Fully Embrace Virtual Production
Filmmaker Peter Hyoguchi will be fully embracing virtual production for “Gods of Mars,” a science-fiction epic that he promises will include the type of action and special effects usually seen in big budget blockbusters, but for a fraction of the cost. How? By embracing virtual production and relying on Unreal Engine technology. “Gods of Mars” will leverage LED walls and LIDAR scans to create virtual environments and all the effects from rocket ships to robots.
With virtual production on the rise, cinematographers take real-time control in VFX environments.
Shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, AC explored revolutionary new techniques for virtual production and in-camera visual effects that were pioneered on such projects as The Mandalorian (AC Feb. ’20). Since then, this approach — which combines 3D scenery rendered on large, LED-screen volumes synchronized with tracked cameras — has started to mesh with remote-collaboration techniques that have become increasingly prevalent due to the safety guidelines and travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
Crowdsourced Movie Studio Creates a Bold New Kind of Sci-Fi Series
A new sci-fi web series teams Hollywood visual effects artists with a global scattering of up-and-coming animators, all of whom are working for free to craft CGI elements for a wigged-out futuristic saga. The New Kind project is being spearheaded by visual effects hot shots whose resumes include Star Wars, Avatar and Hugo. These moonlighting […]