virtual production

The rise of virtual production

Wall and ceiling-mounted LED screens provide a virtual forest (Credit: ARRI)

Technologies have always been central to the evolution of the programme­ making process, but we have a revolution on our hands with the advent of virtual production.

Virtual production is the ability to augment TV and film sets with walls of LED displays that show a virtual location, whether that’s faraway planets (used in The Mandalorian) or the tennis courts of Wimbledon 2021 (apparently overlooked by the BBC’s virtual studio).