There are many reasons why The Mandalorian debut was so successful, one element is the incredible art direction. Some of its production was carried out using exciting new filmmaking techniques: Virtual Production.
Using a mixture of game engine VFX, advanced camera tracking, and huge state-of-the-art LED screens enables unrivalled control and mastery only limited by the imagination.
Here is a collection of some highly insightful videos on this fast evolving topic.
The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season One
A behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking virtual production technology used on The Mandalorian, Season One. 04:42
Behind the Scenes with UE4’s Next-Gen Virtual Production Tools
Epic Games has partnered with Lux Machina, Magnopus, Profile Studios, Quixel, ARRI, and DP Matt Workman to put the latest virtual production toolset in Unreal Engine 4.23 through its paces. In this video, we take a more in-depth look at how all of the tools come together to present exciting new opportunities for innovative filmmaking. 11:48
Behind the Scenes: Treehouse Digital - LED Screen / Virtual Production Test Shoot
A behind the scenes peek at how we created the test sequence for our new project ‘THE BIKER’ using the Unreal Engine from Epic Games in a Virtual Production set up with in camera VFX! 06:37
PIXOMONDO Virtual Production
In February, PIXOMONDO partnered with SIRT Centre, APG Displays and Epic Games for a very unique and original virtual production demo in Toronto, which will no doubt shape the future of filmmaking. 02:25
Virtual sets in Mandalorian - VFX & Unreal engine
Take a look how Star Wars again pushed the limits of visual effects, by using “virtual sets” in Mandalorian, with help of Unreal Engine. 02:21
Virtual production on “Game of Thrones” - VFX & Unreal engine
With the battle sequences on “Game of Thrones” becoming increasingly complex, the show’s filmmakers relied on a virtual scouting tool driven by Unreal Engine to plan out scenes. In this video, leading visualization studio The Third Floor explains how virtual sets, virtual scouting, and 03:07
Technicolor Genesis - Real Time Virtual Production
By enabling a single integrated workflow from concept art through editorial, Technicolor Genesis is at the heart of how we make the transition from pre-production to final VFX as seamless as possible, while giving filmmakers more control over their project than ever before. 05:12
In depth Tutorial - Virtual Production with Unreal Engine and HTC Vive
In depth with Richard Frantzén. 58:18
Next Level Cinematography Tech
Matt Wokeman from Cinematoghaphy Database was the director/dp on a demo shoot for Epic Games / Unreal Engine that showcases the future of virtual production. 02:10
The future of film production - BBC Click
BBC Click visits a green monster of a VFX film set in Hollywood. 24:28
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