Readyset Studios selects ROE Visual for its new virtual production studio
The Netherlands – With the launch of ReadySet Studios, the Dutch film industry offers a new high-end virtual production location. The studio enables film and television producers in the Netherlands to utilize the benefits of virtual production. Thanks to this innovative way of filming, traditional film sets can be enlarged virtually using the latest techniques in the video game industry. Faber Audiovisuals installed a ROE Visual LED wall to display these virtual backgrounds.
ReadySet Studios, located in Amsterdam, opened on March 1, 2022.
Expanding the options for film and broadcast producers by offering virtual production techniques, the studio can display any background or environment desired on a large LED screen. Virtual production is a promising technology that adds an efficient alternative to filming on location and takes sustainability into consideration.
The main screen of ReadySet Studios is 14 meters wide and 5.5 meters high; the studio offers a large LED ceiling and an additional mobile LED screen. The studio is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is already in high demand for productions in the Netherlands and abroad.
Leading Dutch company Faber Audiovisuals was commissioned to supply and install the high-quality display technology. Selecting ROE Visual LED panels for this job, Faber Audiovisuals installed ROE Visual Black Pearl BP2 over HELIOS treatment for the main screen and Carbon CB5 series for the LED ceiling. “We have used ROE Visual LED panels on various virtual production setups, and the results are fantastic. Not only are the panels a breeze to install, but they also have a very reliable and stable performance; the end results on camera are second to none,” comments Jeroen Jongenelen, International Sales Director at Faber Audiovisuals.
The first production to use the studios’ high-end facilities is the Dutch drama series Rampvlucht (“The Flight”) (KRO-NCRV), a large-scale conspiratorial thriller about a plane crash in 1992, which ultimately led to investigation. The Senate and House of Representatives feature frequently in this series, produced by production company Big Blue, but it was impossible to physically film in these locations. “Virtual production offered a solution, and we had the locations digitally redesigned in a completely believable 3D way, which allowed us to do all the scenes we had planned. Virtual production offers great opportunities for all filmmakers facing these kinds of challenges.” said co-founder Florian Legters of ReadySet Studios.
The four founders of ReadySet Studio, all active in the Dutch film industry, are convinced that the studio will give a significant boost to the industry.
photos: ReadySet Studios, Maikel Thijssen