theboys_tigrelab

Inside The Boys

Overview

Our Friends of Aggressive asked us to help them to design a real-time virtual set for the Prime Rewind Inside The Boys  tv-series.
This project was an amazing challenge that was made in 4 weeks during the lockdown. Amazon & Embassy Row wanted a set that was adapted to the situation that all the world was living in, especially now, when safety is the first priority. We created an immersive virtual CG set for our host. Displayed on 4K LED panels, eliminating the need for green screen, months of intense post production and reducing the number of crew required to be present on set.

Services

  • Virtual Production
  • Set Design
  • Notch Design
  • CGI
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Technical Consulting

Process

We designed a real-time basement environment to be synchronized with virtual and physical cameras to create an immersive and fully interactive set to shoot. We texturized almost seventy 3D objects and we integrated them to the scene in Notch, also we developed ambient animations to give life to the environment.

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The 3D space was projected using Touchdesigner on 4k LED walls & floor panels, this CG-environment tracked our camera’s position allowing it to move freely, while the backdrop distorted and changed perspectives correctly relative to the lens. Augmented reality content was then added in live on top of the footage to increase integration. This set mapping technique allowed our host to interact with guests in a dynamic, real-time environment for each one of the 9×30 minutes episodes.

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The virtual set enabled custom depth-of- field and dynamic lighting effects driven by the LED tiles, real-time video guests appearances, as well as a slew of in-show animations and easter eggs that we were able to trigger on cue. With all the visuals being rendered in realtime, last minute adjustments to art direction, virtual «proping and set dressing», and lighting, could be done smoothly and efficient on the day.  All of this, allowed us to deliver the final results in camera, with minimal post production. Blending cuttinge edge real-time SetMapping with smart visual design, we helped shape the look of the show, crafting a novel live execution that pushed the boundaries of the medium and elevated the concept of the entire season.

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Credits

CLIENT

Amazon
Embassy Row

Set Design & Show Package

Aggressive

Exec. Creative Directors

Alex Topaller
Daniel Shapiro

Producers

Dustin Pownall
Alex Topaller

Show Package Creative Directors

Alex Mikhaylov
Max Chelyadnikov

Show Package Art Director

Alex Mikhalyov

Show Package CG Supervisor

Max Chelyadnikov

Show Package 3D Artists

Dmitriy Paukov
Roman Senko
E.D.Satan
Filipp Gorbachev

Show Package Lighting

Filipp Gorbachev
Max Chelyadnikov

Show Package FX TD

Daniil Rybkin

Show Package 2D Artists

Nikita Shapovalov,
Mikhail Ivanov

Show Package Compositing

Max Chelyadnikov

Post Producers

Won Cha

TIGRELAB

Art Direction

Mathieu Felix
Federico Gonzalez
Javier Pinto

Notch Artist

Antonio Nieto

3D Artists

Antonio Nieto
J.A. Duran

Producer

Vanesa Palmeri