“It’s state of the art. It’s a beautiful studio.” – Nicholas Cage
LA VEGAS, October 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vu Technologies, North America network of fastest-growing virtual production studios for the TV commercials, episodes and feature film industry, reveals that it played a key role in the production of the upcoming film “Sympathy for the Devil”, putting Featured Nicholas Cage and Joel Kinnaman.
“This studio is beautiful. It’s state-of-the-art,” Cage du Vū said. Vegas studio.
The film, presented during this year Toronto International Film Festival, is a psychological thriller produced by Hammerstone Studios, Signature and Capstone and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Yuval Adler. Allan Ungar produces alongside Mercuri of Capstone, Stuart Manashil and Signature Films’ Mark Goldberg. Lebovici serves as an executive producer alongside David Harring, David Sullivan, Jason Soto, Tim Moore, Courtney Chen and Waylen Lin.
Approximately half of the film was shot in the 40,000 square foot Vū Vegas Virtual Production Studio, providing the production team with next-generation content rendering capabilities by filming photorealistic virtual environments in the LED studio instead of having to travel on site, thus saving both significant costs and time.
“We couldn’t make this movie without this incredible LED setup. In such a short time and on this budget,” said the film’s director, Yuval Adler.
Vū’s capabilities allowed the production to capture higher quality, more dynamic footage at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional on-location shooting.
Tim MooreCEO of Vū, and Jason Sotogeneral manager of Vū du Vegas studio, are two of the film’s executive producers.
“Typically, a feature film averages three to five pages of script a day when shooting on location, but when shooting in virtual production, we’ve seen several productions triple that production on Vū. It makes a huge difference for production schedule and budget,” said Moore. “We were thrilled to welcome such a talented cast and crew to what will be a very gripping and entertaining film!”
Written by Luke Paradise, “Sympathy for the Devil” follows The Driver, played by Kinnaman, as he finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse after being forced to drive a mysterious man known as The Passenger, played by Cage. This sets things up for a white-knuckled ride.
“Coming in here is very turnkey. It puts the actors in a position where they don’t have to worry too much about the environment,” the producer said. Allan Ungar of the Vu Vegas campus. “They can come into that environment…it feels safe and calm and they can do what they need to do without interference. It was amazing.”
Vū and Hammerstone worked with several key partners to produce “Sympathy for the Devil”, including the Nevada Film Office. Sony’s Venice II was the camera of choice for filming the film, allowing for superior imagery and consistency to blend the virtual locations with their physical counterparts, and Aputure lighting was used throughout the film to provide advanced special effects lighting on location and in the studio. .
Vū owns and operates advanced virtual production soundstages using patent-pending, proprietary technologies that allow directors to film their talent in photorealistic LED volumes. Vū has quickly become the largest and fastest growing network of virtual studios in the world. North Americawith studios in Tampa, Nashville, Vegas and Orlando.
Vū has invested heavily in R&D, integrating camera tracking and real-time rendering applications to create immersive virtual environments allowing actors to perform in real time across geographically diverse studios. Vū’s unique technology integrations with Mo-Sys camera tracking, Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, Mark Roberts Motion Control, NVIDIA GPUs and other technology partner systems enable realistic backgrounds to be generated in real time, rendered from camera motion perspective to achieve photo realistic background on LED screen.
In addition to feature films, Vū has worked with commercial enterprise clients such as Amazon, Mercedes, Apple, The Mill, Disney, ESPN, WWE and many more.
Vū is the industry’s first virtual studio network, an interconnected collection of virtual studios serving filmmakers, production companies, corporate brands and metaverse developers. Vū solves its customers’ growing content production challenges to deliver high-quality multimedia content for entertainment, advertising, training and simulation. With a focus on virtual production technologies, Vū dramatically expands creative options for creators while exponentially reducing production inefficiencies. Learn more at vustudio.com.
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