dock10 launches virtual production support

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by Rachael Hesno

dock10, a television facility based at MediaCity, has launched two guides to help production teams understand the world of virtual studios production.

The two free guides are based on the knowledge and experience of dock10’s in-house virtual studio team, who have helped creative teams to produce a range of programmes that rely on virtual technology including UEFA EURO 2020, Match of the Day and BBC Bitesize.

The Introductory Guide to Virtual Studios provides an overview of virtual studios, explaining the evolution from physical sets, green screens and the world of computer games. 

The Virtual Production Glossary guide is designed to clarify and act as a guide to the tech terminology in virtual production. 

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.

He continued: “There is a major skills gap in production, especially around emerging technology – our way of helping to address this is by providing free resources like the Introductory Guide to Virtual Studios and the Virtual Production Glossary for the wider industry.”

The guides are available download from the dock10 website. 

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