POST PRODUCTION FOR INDEPENDENT FILM MAKERS
Modern desktop computer hardware and software has revolutionised the post production industry. Once an exclusive and expensive service offered only by high end post houses and boutiques, many post production tasks can now be undertaken by smaller animation studios for a fraction of the cost.
DIGITALmotion often works with Independent Film Makers who are trying to balance artistic ambition and budgetary constraints. Our inventive use of 2D and 3D animation and compositing software allows us to offer Directors many more options than they thought possible within their budgets. Whether it's flashy visual effects, 3D compositing, or more subtle techniques such as painting out unwanted background objects.
THEATRE PROJECTION - VIRTUAL PROJECTED BACKDROPS
Theatres can also take advantage of animation and visual effects by using virtual projected backdrops, which can blend with standard scenery and props in a stage production. Using modern projection techniques these backdrops can show both static and animated images and can bring elements into a scene that would otherwise be impossible. There are many options for incorporating a projector and screen into a Theatre environment, either using overhead projection, rear projection or even hiding the projector somewhere within the scene. Of course, you don't need to restrict your imagination to just backdrops. Projecting onto specific parts of the scenery, props, or even actors, can be used to great effect. In fact, there really are no limits to the illusions you can create.
DIGITALmotion is very passionate about the use of digital effects in the Theatre, which can enhance the narrative and offer new possibilities to creative Directors. From subtle background animations, such as birds flying across a backdrop, to set extensions, natural disasters, and even the integration of pre-filmed actors against blue-screens, interacting with the live action on stage. This is a unique and exciting developmental process for the stage and a number of new plays have even been specifically written with virtual capabilities in mind. [Please note - we can only develop and supply the animated scenes, not the projection hardware.]