dock10 professionals develop a guide to access virtual production without confusion

dock10 has recently launched two free guides to help production teams understand the technology and terminology used in virtual studios production.

The Introductory Guide to Virtual Studios provides an overview of virtual studios. The Guide traces the development of virtual studios, explaining their evolution from physical sets, green screens and the world of computer games. It also explains how virtual studios work in practice and lays out their creative possibilities for programme makers.

The Virtual Production Glossary aims to clear up some of the confusion that surrounds the fast-growing virtual production sector. For anyone struggling to explain the exact difference between virtual studios, virtual production and virtual reality – or is too embarrassed to ask what separates Mo-Cap from Mo-Sys – the Glossary is a guide to the tech terminology in virtual production.

Both guides are published by dock10 Authoritative and impartial, they are based on the knowledge and experience of dock10’s inhouse virtual studio professionals who have helped creative teams to produce many programmes that rely on virtual technology including UEFA EURO 2020, Match of the Day and BBC Bitesize.

Andy Waters, head of studios, dock10, said: “It can be daunting when you first experience this exciting new technology. We were inspired to produce the free guides after receiving feedback from creative teams who loved the idea of creating virtual elements in their next production but were struggling to understand the technology’s capabilities and limitations. The free guides are designed to give people confidence to understand how to get the most out of virtual studios.”

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