Remote Virtual Production Crew
In 2020 we fast forwarded our plans to virtualise how we provide on-set support. A year on, we now more than often dial in to our customers studios to provide remote virtual production supervision and remote virtual production support crew. From mo-cap engineers to tuning camera tracking or battling system latency issues, our teams are now working remotely on VP systems and sets, world-wide.
We’ve broken down our virtual production remote pre shoot check list, to be delivered over a mix of remote access, video chat and local operators on-set. The system set up process takes on average 2 days (that’s based on setting up an OSF MatteView™ Real-time compositing system)
Another major advantage of remote virtual production support is that we don’t have to fly our people unnecessarily around the planet, which means better prices for our customers, a better work / life balance for our crew and less impact on the environment.
Remote Virtual Production System Set-up and Support
- Hardware Set Up
- System Installation
- System Configuration
- Camera Tracking Set Up
- Lens Calibration
- Your first real-time shot
- System Latency Testing
- Shooting your first real-time scene
- System Support
- Ongoing Crew Training
In August 2020 OSF Founder and Virtual Productions Supervisor Asa Bailey directed a global TV campaign using remote virtual production methods. With a reduced crew on-set in Madrid, the agency in London, clients around the world, and Bailey supervising from his Studio in North Wales, the team shot a total 5 localised TV commercials.
Also in 2020 OSF equipped a virtual production studio in Thailand, installing an LED XR Stage solution. OSF engineers sent virtual production equipment ahead, to the local studios engineers, then supervised by OSF engineers back in the UK, everyone worked together both on-set and remotely to set up and install the studio systems. The local crew then went on just 4 days later to shoot a full virtual production on the stage. Using these new technologies and methods it is now more possible than ever to connect remote crews to work together both in the cloud and on-set.