Building Production Studios From The Ground Up

We typically come into a virtual production studio project at the time a custom LED wall solution is needed. We were recently asked to help build a brand new production studio from the ground up. Everything from sand bags, to cameras. It has been an interesting project and some of the supplies sure feel like the commodity market as availability fluctuates weekly.

It is a good reminder to the complexity of what a team needs to function properly, and how the actual workflow can differ from team to team, even within the same company. Since most of our customers employ highly skilled professionals, we listen to them when determining what to focus on when we start to put any custom design into motion. This holds true for the smaller hardware tools that fit in a hand to the large scale, high resolution LED visualization displays that we design, engineer, custom fabricate, integrate and support.

As high quality, cost-effective LED technology becomes more readily available, IGI's twenty-five years of experience in advanced visualization systems was always a perfect match for virtual production spaces. Image quality improvements coupled with the pricing made the use of LED walls in production studios a reality.

In addition to the LED technology, many production studios combine direct view LED walls and ceilings with MoCap (motion capture camera systems) and some even use game engine software to render content for playback in real-time, synchronized with the camera’s viewpoint. Filmmakers can easily stage scenes with greater realism than traditional green/blue screens for better decision making on set, while decreasing post-production times. IGI can provide the LED wall structure, motion capture, and video wall processor for any size/configuration needed.

IGI can provide a custom structure using any LED manufacturer. Custom, large-scale, straight or curved, mobile, or motorized LED wall configurations are IGI’s specialized skill set. IGI works with a variety of innovative companies like Epic, Samsung, Planar, ROE and others and integrating LED walls to studios throughout the United States.

Image credit: The IGI rendering in this post is a structural engineered concept of a virtual production set. Dimensions for this LED Wall configuration are 118 linear feet (50’ wide x 21' tall). The mobile LED platform display is 15' wide x 14' tall.

About IGI:

Immersion Graphics, Inc. (IGI) provides audio visual design, engineering, consulting, product sales, control system programming, custom fabrication, installation, preventative maintenance, and extended support services out of its headquarters location in Detroit and west coast operation in Los Angeles. Additional offices are located in Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids.

Founded in 1998, IGI has installed numerous large-scale, ultra-high resolution systems throughout the U.S. in the automotive, higher education, medical, financial, and energy transmission markets, and for the United States military and other government agencies. Applications include industrial design, engineering and data visualization, mission-critical command & control room environments, presentation systems, video conferencing, digital signage, and a variety of commercial AV solutions for emerging markets where the simultaneous visualization of 3D models and complex data by a group is essential to effective decision making. To get an in depth look at what we do, see our website at www.werigi.com, we are IGI.

IGI is minority owned, veteran owned, and a small business and SBA 8(a) program graduate.