Welcome to another edition of VP Land.
Apple announced new M3 chips at their keynote last night…but they left the spookiest reveal of all for the end.
Plus we’ve got a bunch of resources to get smarter at virtual production.
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Virtual Production Primer
State Setup for Virtual Production
Virtual Production Stage Calibrations
Mapping Types for Virtual Production
Advanced Content Workflows
Data Management for VP
Edited by VFX Producer Susan Zwerman, VES, and Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, VES, the handbook features insights and interviews from 82 experts in the world of Virtual Production in areas including VR, AR, MR, and XR technology. Also includes the author’s best methods, tips, tricks, and shortcuts.
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Apple’s spooky keynote was last night. New M3 chips across the board and a nice-looking Space Black MacBook color.
But what’s really got everyone buzzing is the reveal that the entire keynote was shot entirely on an iPhone 15 Pro.
This isn’t anything new - Apple’s been shooting promos on the latest iPhone for nearly a decade (here’s a montage I made of all the support gear from the first Shot on iPhone spot).
And obviously, the camera is just one piece of the puzzle - camera support, lighting, and color grading are a huge part of generating a ‘cinematic’ look and the keynote was definitely not edited and color graded on an iPad.
This BTS video gives some more insight into the production (and looks like they used Blackmagic’s camera app).
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