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Live Green Screen Video for The Meg Comiccon London 2018

9 October 2018

We worked for Warner Brothers at Comiccon London 2018 to immerse fans in an unusual green screen video augmented experience. The Meg is a new movie being released in August 2018 featuring a prehistoric Megalodon Shark that makes Jaws look like a tiddler. We were tasked with creating and staffing the system to produce live green screen videos. The video camera had to be suspended safely above the guests with our special led lighting. Here’s a shot of the setup

We used our extremely powerful Alienware systems to quickly shoot, process, green screen and upload the mini movies to the internet for instant sharing. We had a live monitor so guests could see themselves in the movie before we shot so they could get in position on the green screen floor. The software slowly moved the guests and we could get large groups on at once to keep the queues down. It was an extremely quick process. Guests shared on a second Alienware system linked via fast ethernet. And for those under age they could take a selfie in the massive standee!

So how did the finished videos come out? There’s one below with Gary Reimer who is a professional actor and also works for us. He went beyond the brief and stripped down to his shorts! Most guests rolled up their jeans or were in summer clothing as it was lovely weather. We produced over a thousand videos with many times that amount of guests involved. The social spread was enormous as these are exactly the type of images that go viral. Play the one below with the sound cranked up and you’ll see why! These are small, optimised for speed and mobile phones. that’s how we did many hundreds a day!

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