Entertainment The Batman harnesses The Mandalorian tech for epic virtual production

11:25  20 october  2020
11:25  20 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Virtual production — a term generally used to describe techniques that enable real-time visual Waititi previously used virtual production when he helmed the final episode of The Mandalorian season He added that companies including ILM and Epic Games (maker of the Unreal Engine) are

The technology that made The Mandalorian possible is now also being used on one of the biggest upcoming films, The Batman . He helped develop the virtual production technology and ensure it worked in a cinematic way, and when I spoke to Fraser earlier this year during an extended interview

'The Batman' will use innovative virtual production technology from 'The Mandalorian'.

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As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Industrial Light & Magic chief creative officer Rob Brewdow has revealed the virtual production would be used for select scenes in Matt Reeves' Batman movie.

In 'The Mandalorian', the technology allowed the team to render virtual backgrounds in real time using a game engine, which allowed scenes in very different locations to be shot on the same soundstage.

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They were created on a virtual production platform called StageCraft. Now any director can use it. ILM's StageCraft virtual production platform allowed the filmmakers behind The Mandalorian to create all “Visual effects have sort of taken the fun out of making movies,” says Epic Games’ chief

Production on the live-action series utilized a ground-breaking virtual projection technology to map the set and digitally add in backgrounds during post- production to bring the lawless Outer Rim settings to visual life. RELATED: Mandalorian : Disney Still Insists Fans Should Call Baby Yoda ‘The Child’.

This cut down on having to wait months for a post-production team to create the backgrounds after actors had shot their scenes.

ILM, 'The Mandalorian' filmmaker Jon Favreau and cinematographer Greig Fraser were instrumental in using the tech, and the latter with be involved in 'The Batman', which stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.

Earlier this year, he suggested the production could be used in "almost every film" in the future.

He explained: "I see a world where almost every film will use this technology in some way, shape or form.

"Be it from a $250 million blockbuster down to a $2 million independent movie using it for one sequence that they dry hire a studio that’s already been built and they get in there like a location.

"So I believe when the technology kicks on and gets widely adopted, when people understand what it can do, I believe it’ll be used quite a lot.”

'The Batman' - which will also star the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell - is currently in production, and the Warner Bros. movie is expected to be released in March 2022.

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