Modern virtual production techniques facilitate digital editing and displace traditional green screen techniques. One of the most innovative Polish advertising photographers, PAWEL FABJANSKI, decided to tackle the topic. This year’s edition of STREETMEETWARSAW by PUMA workshops, which took place at Studio Tęcza, was an opportunity to put this idea to the test. The virtual setting for the workshops was created by Paweł Fabjański personally.
“The virtual production environment used during the classes was built from scratch specially for the event. Specialists from Hexart, a company from Gdańsk which creates VR, AR and XR solutions for video production, helped in the process of creating the work mechanism and during the session.
The image from the green screen was captured from the camera by the Capture One program, then keyed and combined with the background generated in Unreal Engine at the moment of pressing the shutter button in the proprietary Hexart software. In order for all the elements to work together, it was necessary to equip the camera with a VR tracker and find a way to tell the computer when the shutter was triggered. For this purpose, a photocell connected to the sound card was used,” Pawel tells GoSee.