The team at ReadySet Studios in Amsterdam have put their expertise in virtual production and in-camera visual effects to good use in the music video for this year’s Dutch Eurovision entry – Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper’s Burning Daylight.
The shoot involved the use of physical sets of a restaurant, multiple versions of a living room at different times of day and a nightclub with a small stage where the artists perform using virtual sets
“As the first full-service VP/ICVFX studio in the Netherlands, we were excited to collaborate with Bruut Amsterdam and showcase the benefits of virtual production and the versatility that our studio can offer in creatively capturing our national music talent for one of the most highly anticipated televised events in the world”Idse Grotenhuis, MD, ReadySet Studios
The set included a central ‘portal’ with doors to ‘connect’ the multiple virtual scenes the artists walk in and out of from one location to another. “The physical set served as an anchor to the virtual scenes to mirror the turbulent situation between the two main characters allowing them to cross borders between day and night. It also provided a space to convincingly show places that could never be close to each other or prove impractical in real-life single shots”, said Florian Legters, Ready Set Studios’ co-founder and chief production designer. Planet X’s Robert Okker, head of virtual production/VFX supervisor, was responsible for the design and execution of the Burning Daylight virtual sets
“Working with the ReadySet Studios team, I could modify content quickly and easily, exactly to my liking. We could never have shot the video within budget to achieve the desired look if we had built all this as a set. Without having to rush or travel gave me much more time to work with my actors and crew to create something beautiful.”Gregory Samson, Director, ‘Burning Daylight‘
Source: TVB Europe