The coronavirus pandemic across the globe led to a shutdown of most businesses including video production companies. According to Peter Jackson from Weta Digital visual effects company, the COVID 19 crisis could create more matching of computer tricks and live-action to create more virtual videos. Undoubtedly, virtual production is amazing and ideal at this time when social distancing is the new normal. Actors and producers love it, and there have been key advancements in the technology making video and movie making as well as marketing quite effective.
Furthermore, virtual production could help in ensuring the cameras and videos keep rolling again mid the crisis. With technology, production teams could work simultaneously from different parts of the globe. For Hollywood, virtual production is great and it continues to evolve across different industries. From virtual communication to the production of the most exciting videos, producers on top platforms including Zoom and Messenger, or even FaceTime could work on the most complex productions and produce exciting movies.
By using the new concept of live-action and computer images, there is a long term solution to creating quality and top content for different target audiences. “With COVID-19, we are finding that a lot of tools that we offer are much more applicable with the challenges of creating a film in a post COVID world,” said Guy Williams, an Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor for Weta Digital, visual effects company founded by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson back in 1993.
The whole idea of using virtual production and physical production will create and blend in a way that you cannot separate, said Williams. While virtual production can be an expensive way to produce videos and films, it is an excellent way to enhance the growth of the industry, reduce air travel costs for shooting and to enable directors to make refined changes for quality productions.