The London facility installed a virtual-production stage last spring and hosts the MetFilm School on site.
Garden Studios in London is deploying Mo-Sys Engineering’s VP Pro XR server in its virtual-production stage, which was installed last spring. Garden Studios is adding a second StarTracker camera and lens-tracking system to support its ongoing R&D and expansion.
The facility enables filmmakers to shoot real-time VFX shots on set using virtual graphics displayed on an LED volume to create photo-realistic backdrops. Garden Studios also hosts MetFilm School, giving students the opportunity to work with emerging VP technologies alongside industry professionals.
“We wanted set-extension capability in order to offer clients additional creative options,” says Mark Pilborough-Skinner, VP supervisor, Garden Studios. “We chose VP Pro XR for its set-extension quality and unique cinematic XR features, and also because it’s designed by people who understand film, television and broadcast production.”
VP Pro XR is a purpose-built, scalable XR server that enables traditional shooting techniques within LED volumes. “We designed VP Pro XR to deliver cinematic XR capability, to solve known issues when shooting in LED volumes and to deliver the specific capabilities demanded by film and broadcast creatives,” says Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “We’re delighted to have such a forward-thinking company as Garden Studios as a customer, and we appreciate their continued investment in our technology.”