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LED Virtual Background technology

05 Nov 2020 12:55 PM | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

On Tuesday 27th the NZCS along with Big Picture and Optic Shock hosted a dynamic evening showcasing the latest in LED Virtual Background technology.

NZCS members gathered to learn from experts Ross Mackay, David Eversfield and Paul Carpe about the hardware involved. 

Plus acclaimed Cinematographer Dave Garbett and his lead tech on ‘Sweet Tooth’ Olivier Jean spoke from a Cinematography perspective about their discoveries in these new ways of transplanting characters and props into alternative environments. 

Thanks to Sponsor Panavision NZ participants were able to experiment using an Arri Amira with Primo lenses to capture images of our lovely model Sam in front of a desert landscape in the Avondale Big Picture facility. We were able to adjust the LED screen brightness, key and fill lighting along with camera settings and virtual tracking capabilities to create the most believable results on screen. 

All in all, it was a very inspiring experience to see these tools in action and gain some hands-on experience with what very well may become standard issue tools in the future of film production. 

Thanks to all who helped make this event possible. If you'd like to find out more about this technology, please let us know by emailing

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