This month, LocationsHub – a Reel-Scout company – launches its new Production-Ready 3D (PR3D) Gallery featuring 3D models of selected locations available for filming.
Using Matterport's 3D media platform, PR3D models are 2D photo overlays blended with a 3D mesh creating an interactive, immersive 3D model for viewers.
Fifty-percent of the 3D models used in the launch were created by We Get Around, including these by Dan for the Clayton County Film Office and viewable within LocationsHub:
- Clayton State University Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education
- The Morrow Center
- The Warren House
Sony Pictures first live action scripted series POWERS filmed at Atlanta Tech Village as a result of PR3D galleries created by Dan:
"I am so proud to be among the Matterport pros engaged to capture and create Production-Ready 3D – PR3Ds – for the launch of the LocationsHub PR3D Galleries," says Dan. "For film/TV production companies, LocationsHub PR3D solutions will save time, money and improve the processes from location scouting to production. Looking back a year from now, location scouts, filmmakers and producers will wonder how they lived without the PR3D solution now available at LocationsHub.com."
"We are delighted that LocationsHub chose Matterport's 3D media platform to develop their 3D Gallery which gives an outstanding immersive experience for pre-production scouting as if you were really there," said Matterport CEO Bill Brown.
For property owners, the Production-Ready 3D technology brings locations to life. With a PR3D model, viewers can experience a location almost as if they're there in person. It’s one of the best ways to market a location to the film industry. PR3D locations get quick, positive response from location scouts, filmmakers, and producers.
Utilizing Matterport’s latest 3D technology, PR3D models allow film professionals to view a location in a top-down view, virtually move around the space in fluid motion, and thoroughly explore each location. They can take measurements of doorways, windows, and rooms, calculate ceiling heights, etc. They can even annotate the model so that others on the production can read their notes and ideas about how the location could be used. Additionally, they can plan dolly moves, camera angles, and the blocking of actors - all from their computer screens without having to travel to the actual location.
For property owners, Production-Ready 3D technology helps bring their locations to life. With a PR3D model, viewers can experience a location almost as if they're there in person. It’s one of the best ways to market a location to the film industry. PR3D locations get quick, positive response from location scouts, filmmakers, and producers.
For film industry professionals, Production-Ready 3D models let viewers visit and view the space from almost every angle possible, from the comfort of their own office or home.
Until now, filmmakers have typically relied on location photos to decide whether a location was suitable for the production. If a location looks good in photos, the filmmakers (or location scouts) would then visit the location in person to make their final decision.
With PR3D locations, the models are online and can be viewed on any computer, mobile phone, or tablet from anywhere at anytime. It's even possible to plan basic filming logistics such as pre-visionalization of:
- camera angles
- dolly moves
- lighting placement
- set design
- blocking of actors
Being able to effectively scout for film locations online saves the production time, money and improves existing processes.
“A PR3D model adds value throughout the entire production process,” said Ed Henegar, President of Reel-Scout, “Certainly with pre-production scouting and tech scouting, but also for the art, lighting, construction departments – even to post-production where a 3D model could preserve, for future reference and use, a set that would likely be destroyed once the production was complete.”
To engage We Get Around to create LocationsHub PR3D models for your greater Atlanta area film/TV production location, please contact LocationsHub.
- PRWeb (13 February 2015) LocationsHub Launches Production-Ready 3D Location Models for Filmmakers Worldwide
- We Get Around (26 January 2015) Matterport 3D Showcase WalkAround Tour Results in (Super) POWERS Filming at Atlanta Tech Village