DARK BAY – Driven by creatives

DARK BAY Virtual Production Studio enables all kinds of filming to be produced under completely new creative parameters and production facilities. Digital backgrounds are already pre-produced as 3D worlds for the shoot and projected onto a LED screen around any physical set. The environment on the LED screen is linked to the camera and can move along with the camera’s movement, thus creating the illusion of a real environment from every possible angle.

Thanks to its dimensions, the DARK BAY volume leaves nothing to be desired in terms of virtual film production: With the 180.5-feets-circumfeerence, 23-feet-high and 270° curved LED wall consisting of a total of 1470 state-of-the-art ROE Ruby 2.3 panels DARK BAY is one of the biggest and most innovative virtual production stages in the world.

Digital backgrounds can now be created in advance as a 3D world and displayed on the LED elements of DARK BAY for filming. Powered by the Unreal© Engine, virtual environments are interactively played on the LED wall in real time and CG worlds immerse talent and production crew, capturing dynamic visual effects in-camera.

Be it huge interiors, such as historic castles, entire post-apocalyptic worlds or unreachable sets like the surface of the moon — at DARK BAY Virtual Production Studio filmmakers’ creative visions are no longer limited.

Supported by our partners

Established in 1917, ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems as well as system solutions for the film, broadcast, and media industries, with a worldwide distribution and service network. With headquarters in Munich, Germany, and boasting a global team of 1,200 and counting, ARRI is dedicated to connecting creativity and future technologies for moving images.

Faber leads the way in the dynamic world of virtual production, offering solutions for integrating VFX, ICVFX and AR into state-of-the-art workflows. A global player in the audiovisual industry for more than 80 years, Faber combines creativity and innovation with technology, expertise and dedication to deliver an endurable impression.

Framestore is an Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA-winning creative studio working across film, episodic, advertising and immersive entertainment from early concepts through to final VFX. Fuelled by relentless curiosity, Framestore embraces cutting-edge production technologies, working closely with studios, artists and organisations to create deeply immersive experiences.

Founded in 1912, prestigious Studio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio complex in the world and the cradle of German film. With 21 state-of-the-art sound stages & various backlots on a 42-acre lot and comprehensive services for German & international filmmakers, Babelsberg is one of Europe’s top locations for the production of motion pictures, series, and advertising.