International Cinematographers Guild: April 2016

 In Press

In the April 2016 issue of International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) Magazine, I was mentioned in an article discussing the Virtual Production of The Jungle Book. This article overviews the variety of virtual production techniques utilized on the film including virtual camera, real-time game engines, and on-set SimulCam.

[Bill] Pope, ASC (and sometimes [Rob] Legato) would operate inside the “shark cage,” working with two Digital Domain technical directors, Girish Balakrishnan and John Brennan, who operated Photon and MotionBuilder, respectively… The “physical virtual camera” was a carbon fiber aluminum custom housing with tracking features, to allow its position and orientation to be tracked …(and) allowed Pope to view what his “camera” sees in the virtual environment.