Virtual Production and Set Extensions

A seamless and fully immersive filming experience. 

Virtual studios or digital filming set are making big waves in the film industry. With Virtual Production and XR (Extended Reality), LED screen technology is used to create the environment around a person or subject.

Camera tracking and real-time rendering are combined to create a whole world beyond just an LED backdrop. This process enables the content on these screens to be rendered dynamically from the camera’s point of view. At Go2 Production, we can create immersive content for your next film or video.

What is a Virtual Studio?

An XR studio is an immersive space where the actor can physically see or interact with their surroundings, unlike a regular studio or set. The entire production is captured in-camera, with very minimal post-production work needed. Because the background and environments are already visible in the shot, the production crew and cinematographers can frame and light with confidence. Additionally, It becomes much easier to re-shoot scenes as you can simply reload the same background without the hassle of returning to a specific location/set.

One of the main benefits of using Virtual Production is that it allows for production work to be done in a much easier and less expensive manner, as opposed to sending cast and crew to different locations across the globe. With Virtual Production, you could easily be in the mountains of Switzerland in the morning, at a beach in Thailand by lunchtime, and on the Brooklyn Bridge in the evening. 

Go2 On Set:

At Go2, we’ve created the content for the on-set magic for several TV and commercial projects. For the hit show Heroes Reborn, our team’s beautiful 2D and 3D-animated sequence was rear projected on set, creating a spectacularly dream-like sequence intended to be a huge TV moment.

For the Audi commercial, A Projection of Greatness, the entire shoot was filmed at Fortress Mountain in the Rockies, 7500ft above sea level in -25º temperatures, pushing both technology and personal limits to the maximum. All the visual effects were caught in camera – happening live on site using multiple projection rigs and techniques, with no post-production visual effects being added to the commercial.

For the latest series of Dell commercials – Magic, GE, Chitale Dairy and Columbia Sportswear – we worked on set for six days, projecting content onto massive scrims, a jet engine, a boat, a snowboarder and even a real live cow named ‘Molly’. Projectors needed to be elevated up on scissor lifts to get over cameras and lighting rigs swiftly and to ensure we had surface coverage. We had to focus as fast as possible on each surface as it changed position from shot to shot.

And for Target’s 2018 Grammy spot featuring Maren Moris, our rear projection set up made the elevator scene look flawless and helped set the tone for the rest of the video.

Contact us to learn more about our Virtual Production services and ideas.