The New LED video wall technology that was used for making The Lion King and The Mandalorian series can be the next option for the filmmaking as Hollywood production goes back to work. In this Pandemic, the shooting on location with a full cast and crew will be difficult and the filmmakers need to follow social distancing in the studios and sets.
The next option is to see a green screen and the actor can see the background while the cinematographers can match perspectives and camera parallax to look like a location shoot.
Robert Legato, the Lion King visual effect supervisor calls the video wall and moves toward virtual production a “game changer” during the pandemic. The three time oscar winner said, “It is something that was going to happen anyway. It just would have taken longer because there would be no need for it immediately. Some people, you know, are stuck in their ways.”
Sam Nicholson, Emmy-winning visual effects specialist says that this is a natural evolution in the Hollywood effects world. He said, “We started taking shows like E.R, Grey’s Anatomy and Walking Dead saying, ‘Look, we don’t have to be on location to actually shoot there.’ It’s easier to bring the location to the production than the production of a location.” He said this change will move Hollywood “from the Cecil B. DeMille era where ‘everything is real’ and going to more of a George Lucas era.” He added, “If you’re a producer, can you really afford to have your entire crew and actors go and be quarantined for two weeks before you start shooting?”