Directors are using virtual reality on set to find the perfect shot

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2202390-directors-are-using-virtual-reality-on-set-to-find-the-perfect-shot/

An image in the bar

A virtual camera in a virtual speakeasy

Technicolor

Wearing a VR headset, I’m immersed in a virtual speakeasy of the 1920s. A strange-looking wooden protagonist, played by a human actor whose footage has just been recorded, chit-chats with computer-generated bar patrons.

The technology I’m testing was created by Technicolor and allows film directors to instantly see what a scene will look like with computer-generated imagery added in.

With a touch of a joystick I can “fly” around the room to get a different point of view for the perfect shot, or shrink myself relative to …

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