FuseFX Tech Alliance Welcomes DNE Volumetric Studios
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES - Nov. 22, 2021 - PRLog --
FuseFX, an award-winning visual effects company with facilities across the globe, welcomes Digital Nation Entertainment (DNE) volumetric studios to its virtual production and real-time tech alliance. FuseFX tech alliance is committed to accelerating and adopting cutting-edge technologies for virtual production and real-time technologies for TV and film.
One of the most complex challenges in the virtual production space is creating locations that appear lived-in and realistically populated. Up till now, most virtual locations were well crafted but remained largely uninhabited. FuseFX is changing that by developing the technology to allow productions to populate the space with virtual extras and digital humans. The virtual production constraints to recreate massive gatherings become invisible as we empower virtual production to populate sets with digital extras at much greater distances.
"We are excited to be collaborating with DNE's volumetric studios. This will allow us to bring virtual extras even closer to the physical stage and keep on extending the uses of virtual production content," says Julian Sarmiento, global director of virtual production and real-time at the FuseFX Group.
"Having digital extras is extremely powerful; this enables smaller spaces to be populated by hundreds or, in some cases, thousands of digital extras. The added features include facilitating full control over their performances, reactions, set positions, and motions at the push of a button, all at a bird's eye view. In addition, volumetric performances will help to narrow the gap between real and digital background talent," Julian adds.
"We are thrilled to be part of this alliance. FuseFX is at the forefront of virtual production, and we look forward to this collaborative opportunity to provide volumetric authenticity to the VFX industry," says Addie Reiss, chief content creation products officer at DNE.
The FuseFX tech alliance extends to practical case studies powered by Unreal Engine and stress-tested against real-world on-set production. In addition, systems are being developed to add direct on-set manipulation and logic that can react to practical events.
With DNE as part of this alliance, FuseFX now has the power to extend its range of photo-real opportunities by adding midground digital extras to physical production. In addition, the teams will collaborate on research and development to expand the synergy between virtual productions and volumetric technologies for visualizations and traditional visual effects.
About The FuseFX Group:
FuseFX was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by David Altenau and co-founders Tim Jacobsen and Jason Fotter. Establishing itself as an award-winning studio, FuseFX provides full-service visual effects for episodic television, feature films, commercials, VR, and virtual productions. The Company has nine studio locations, including its flagship studio in Los Angeles and offices in New York, Atlanta, and Vancouver. In addition, the Company's studios in Montréal, Toronto, Bogotá, and Saguenay are serviced by Folks VFX, which joined the FuseFX group in 2020. Rising Sun Pictures, which joined in 2021, services the Adelaide and Brisbane, Australia studio. FuseFX is a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital.
DNE provides the world's most advanced volumetric capture studio, with the unique ability to authentically capture detailed true-to-life holographic 4D performances of talents at high capacity, providing the most complete production-scale volumetric facility for virtual productions. DNE studios are based in Santa Monica, CA. DNE is an industry-leading immersive content studio combining state-of-the-art AR/VR/MR technologies to create fully immersive open metaverse platforms, enabling experiences across mobile, desktop, and headsets.