Author Archives: Håvard Espeland

Digital film experiment in Grimstad

 

In december, Håvard visited Grimstad to acquire data from a short film production at Equippe’s studio. The scene was shot with a green screen background and set in a Chinese factory producing consumer electronics. As part of the PreP project, we need real-world data to implement a prototype and we mounted a position sensor and two stereo cameras on the rig. The position sensor uses barcodes in the ceiling to infer the camera position, which required careful calibration of the system, but we we’re able to get everything up and running in three days. During production, all equipment worked out as planned, and we were able to successfully acquire real-time data for further research in mixed reality film production.

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