SXSW 2024

Virtual Production On a Micro Scale


Mandalorian-sized volumes can cost up to $100,000/day, but innovative Twitch streamers are engineering their own solutions to leapfrog the big studios and teleport themselves into the future. Utilizing motion capture suits, AR filters, green screens, Unreal Engine, and other custom software, these innovators are gaining mass amounts of followers and revolutionizing the game show and talk show formats. This panel will discuss the logistics of entering the virtual world on a very real budget, how technology can be the ultimate tool for creativity, and what new opportunities are being created.

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  1. Software and technical skills used in live virtual productions
  2. How to start virtual productions on a small scale in the streaming space
  3. The creative mindset needed to overcome budget limitations utilizing real world examples



Laura Reich, Head Of Production, Vibrant Penguin

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Creating Film & TV
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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