Virtual Production is the innovative technology that creates digital visual effects on set, using software born for videogames development. The Virtual Set -made in NABA Milan Campus from May 3rd to 7th 2021 - was the scenario for the filming of two short movies, result of the collaboration between students, lecturers, and technical partners. The initiative is part of a path that begins from the fields of expertise that characterise the BA’s specialisations (VFX, 3D Design, and Game Development), revolving around contemporary multimedia and digital production with great attention to experiments in the VR, MX, and Virtual Production fields.
NABA realised one of the first Virtual Set in Italy using this technique, and is the first Academy of Fine Arts in Europe to offer learning experiences dedicated to this system. The installment is born to explore how the technology works and how the hybridisation of techniques and languages of game development is changing the world of film production, with a national and international perspective.
The activity, within its many parts, involved 12 Lecturers and more than 70 students of the second and third year of the BA in Creative Technologies, some alumni, and the entire technical team of Media Design and New Technologies Area. The students of the BA in Set Design collaborated as well, creating the physical sceneries, while a crew of the BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts worked on a documentary about the entire project.
Exchanges and TwinOne participated as technical partners, strengthening the link with the working world and enhancing the effectiveness of the training experience offered to the students. Exchanges is a leading company in digital production, specialised in 3D design and animation, Visual effects, and post-production, based in Milan since 2006. TwinOne is a tech company specialized in the creation of digital twins of any product and development of real-time software solutions to automate the content production workflow.