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Explore the Virtual Production visualization guide by EPIC

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“Heard about virtual production visualization but not sure where to start? We’ve got something special in store for you.

Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing a serialized step-by-step guide that will explain how to use virtual production workflows for visualization—the process of creating computer-generated imagery to help plan and preview various aspects of a production, which includes previs, pitchvis, techvis, stuntvis, and postvis.

By the end, you’ll know how to set up and run a professional-level visualization shoot in Unreal Engine. Our goal for this series is to break down the technical barriers for people who want to get into this innovative way of exploring creative ideas in the initial stages of filmmaking.

We’ll share insights from some of the world’s leading studios working in the field, including Magnopus, Bron Studios, ReelFX, Sony, MPC, and Epic’s own Fortnite Cinematics team.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the experience of these pioneers and build your own battle-tested blueprint for how to get up and running.

Want to know more? Watch the video below and hear from members of the Epic team and Magnopus, one of our partners on the project.

Virtual production in Unreal Engine
By now, most people working in film and TV have heard about virtual production. While the impressive work using LED stages on shows like The Mandalorian grabs the headlines, virtual production is an incredibly broad set of workflows that goes far beyond in-camera VFX (also known as on-set virtual production).

For many filmmakers looking to plan out shots or explore different storyboarding avenues, visualization has been little short of a game changer.

Create a virtual version of your set in a game engine and bring in digital versions of your actors, using performance capture technology to have them act out scenes. Then, use a virtual camera to explore shots for that scene from any angle. “It’s where the director or the DP explore their ideas—if that’s the shot that they really wanted or if it’s even possible to do the shot that they really wanted,” says Katherine Harris Mojica, Virtual Production Supervisor at Magnopus.” Continue reading

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Unreal Engine: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/explore-the-virtual-production-visualization-guide

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