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Readyset Studios Selects ROE Visual for New Virtual Production Studio
The Netherlands – With the launch of ReadySet Studios, the Dutch film industry offers a new high-end virtual production location. The studio enables film and television producers in the Netherlands to use the advantages of virtual production. Through this innovative way of filming, traditional film sets can be expanded virtually using the latest techniques from the game industry. Faber Audiovisuals installed an ROE Visual LED wall to display these virtual backgrounds.
The ReadySet Studios, located in Amsterdam, opened its doors on 1 March 2022.
Expanding the options for film and broadcast producers by offering virtual production techniques, the studio can display any desired background or environment on a vast LED screen. Virtual production is a promising technology that adds an efficient alternative to filming on location and considers sustainability.
ReadySet Studios' main screen is 14 metres wide and 5.5 metres high; the studio offers a large LED ceiling and an additional mobile LED screen. The studio is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is already in high demand for productions within the Netherlands and abroad.
Leading Dutch company Faber Audiovisuals was commissioned to deliver and install the high-quality display technology. Selecting ROE Visual LED panels for this job, Faber Audiovisuals installed ROE Visual Black Pearl BP2 on HELIOS processing for the main screen and Carbon series CB5 for the LED ceiling. "We have used ROE Visual LED panels on various virtual production installations, and the results are fantastic. Not only are the panels a breeze to install, but they also have a very reliable and stable performance; the final on-camera results are second to none," comments Jeroen Jongenelen, international sales director for Faber Audiovisuals.
The first production that will use the studios' high-end facilities is the Dutch drama series Rampvlucht ('The Flight') (KRO-NCRV), a large-scale conspiracy thriller about a flight crash in 1992, which eventually led to a parliamentary inquiry. The Senate and House of Representatives frequently feature in this series, produced by production house Big Blue, but it was impossible to physically shoot at these locations. "Virtual production offered a solution, and we had the locations remodelled digitally and completely credibly in 3D, allowing us to do all the scenes we planned. Virtual production offers great perspectives for all film makers who face these kinds of challenges." said co-founder Florian Legters of ReadySet Studios.
The four founders of ReadySet Studio, all active in the Dutch film industry, are convinced that the studio will give the industry a significant push forward.
photos: ReadySet Studios, Maikel Thijssen
2nd March 2022
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