“Virtual production is the process of making films in the digital world in real time, enabling a new level of creative freedom and efficiency for filmmakers, commercial directors and game developers alike.” (Digital Domain 3.0)
The Virtual Production Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston supports creative projects that involve technologies of the virtual production process including animation, green-screen virtual set filming, audio video recording and editing, performance capture, building character models and virtual sets, game development, computer graphics, visual simulations, and virtual 3D tours. The Department extends a special thank you to Optitrack for teaming with the department to provide motion-tracking equipment and software.
We invite collaborations from CofC students and faculty as well as local filmmakers and performance artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of creative expression that blends the arts and technology.
For more information about the Virtual Production Lab at CofC, please contact Dr. William Bares.
Green-screen performance space with track-mounted LED lights from IKan.
12 Optitrack optical motion tracking cameras
Optitrack Insight VCS Pro virtual camera rig
Additional virtual camera rigs assembled with iPads and consumer gaming joysticks
Full-suite of Optitrack software for full-body, facial, and prop tracking along with suits and markers
Additional tracking systems from PhaseSpace and InterSense are also available on request
Tobii REX eye tracker
BlackMagic Studio Cameras and tripods
BlackMagic Production Switcher for realtime green-screen compositing and effects
BlackMagic DeckLink Extreme for video capture and digital video effects
Aja Kona LHi for digital video capture
Digital audio recorder and boom pole microphones
Dell Precision workstations with Quadro K4200 and K5000 graphics
Autodesk Content Creation Suite (Maya, Motion Builder, Mudbox, etc.)
Blender open-source 3D Animation
Unity Pro Full software suite
iKinema Action for Maya – realtime performance capture applied to Maya characters
iPiSoft markerless motion capture software for Microsoft Kinect
Final Cut Pro