Ethics Statement: TOCPUG has not been compensated/etc: our opinions are solely our own. Our goal has always remained the same “Showcase the best in the biz”. The following is a summary of a special onetime tour of a groundbreaking virtual studio. TOCPUG starts up again this September. We are open to all/free. If you are a filmmaker/creative type, this group is for you.
On May 16th/2017: TOCPUG capped off the finale of another successful year of showcasing the best in the business…with a tour of TFO’s “LUV” virtual studio! It was a fun/informative night, the kind staffers at TFO answered ALL of our questions and made it clear: They’re ‘open for business’.
The line between production/post is clearly becoming blurred with this leading tech. The ability to composite/track/render in real-time fully realized 3D ‘worlds’ was revelatory.
Technology in the past decade has made amazing strides in reducing the cost of post-production, however live-to-air virtual studio productions will further reduce costs/diminish the ‘turnaround’ time needed.
In the past, it was routine for many t.v. dramas/comedies to air ‘live’. Some might even remember NBC’s “E.R.” in the 90s broadcasting an episode live (twice! East/West Coast).
Summary: TFO’s LUV studio is pushing greenscreen in it’s natural direction: Beyond post with real-time deliverables. I see this technology scaling ‘up’, with photorealism: dramatic programming is in the cards.
If you are a producer/production and would like to discuss with TFO the use of this studio/tech, contact: Cliff Lavallee at firstname.lastname@example.org
(TOCPUG supplied snacks: No Timbits!)
Control room tour, keyword: SPEED
Real-time, no setup: clean compositing with the LUV system.
No green screen spillage, even with water.
Cameras are equipped with motion trackers.