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The First Prysm Stage Coming to Atlanta

NEP Virtual Studios and Trilith Studios’ new state-of-the-art facility, coming to the Creative Technologies District, offers filmmakers stable advanced real-time workflows and technology including ICVFX.

NEP Virtual Studios and Trilith Studios have announced a new state-of-the-art virtual production facility being built in Atlanta, Georgia. The project is being led by NEP Virtual Studios global president Cliff Plummer, Lux Machina Consulting (LuxMC), Trilith Studios president and CEO Frank Patterson, and Trilith Studios director of creative technologies, Barry Williams. This permanent stage facility will offer filmmakers stable and advanced real-time workflows and technology, operated by experienced virtual production experts. 

After acquiring LuxMC, Halon Entertainment and the Prysm Stages brand, NEP Group announced the formation of NEP Virtual Studios, accelerating its strategic vision for virtual production. The new entity has plans to build a global network of permanent stages designed and operated by LuxMC, a specialist in virtual production. The first Prysm Stage is coming to the Creative Technologies District at Trilith Studios, one of the largest purpose-built movie studios in North America and home to projects including Black Adam and Loki. Trilith Studios recently expanded to 24 premium sound stages including five sound stages purpose-built as a permanent home for the latest technologies in filmmaking. 

Virtual production processes, including in-camera visual effects (ICVFX), enable directors and creative teams to immediately iterate on visual effects and CG enhancements interactively, to restage digital sets, make lighting changes, and adjust camera angles. The process has transformed the way movies and shows are made, facilitating collaboration, and providing new creative options and solutions, while and delivering significant savings to productions.

“Ensuring the success of a virtual production shoot relies on having a rock-solid stage setup and an experienced production team in place,” explained Marvel Studios VP of physical production, Mitch Bell. “The Prysm Stage at Trilith is just another example of how we rely on Trilith Studios to bring best-of-class solutions to our productions.”

Built for virtual production, the Prysm Stage is, according to Trilith Studios, one of the largest virtual production facilities in the world. It features a fully enclosed 80’ x 90’ x 26’ virtual production volume in an 18,000 square foot purpose-built sound stage. This footprint is built to accommodate large set pieces wrapped 360 degrees with LED panels, including an LED ceiling, equipped for the deployment of game-engine-driven video playback, and designed to immerse filmmakers in large-scale, real-time digital environments; the facility will also include a process stage designed for automotive shoots opening in Q1 of 2022.

Additional information is available here.

Source: NEP Virtual Studios