Garden Partners With Mo-Sys For VP Stage Tech Upgrades

Mark Pilborough-Skinner on the Garden Studios VP Stage

This year, Garden Studios has added another top-notch partner to our network. Mo-Sys Engineering is a leader in innovative camera robotics and virtual production technologies. We've used Mo-Sys products from the initial launch of our Virtual Production stage and are please do announce that we've added the new Mo-Sys VP Pro XR and a second StarTracker this fall.

"We already use Mo-Sys VP Pro software with StarTracker for our main LED volume, what we wanted was set extension (XR) capability in order to offer clients additional creative capability,” said Mark Pilborough-Skinner, Virtual Production Supervisor, Garden Studios. “We chose VP Pro XR for its set extension quality and unique cinematic XR features, but also because it’s designed by a highly innovative company that understands film, television, and broadcast production.”

VP Pro XR is a purpose-built scalable XR server that enables traditional shooting techniques within LED volumes. One unique feature of VP Pro XR is Cinematic XR Focus enabling focus pulls between talent or objects in the physical studio, and virtual objects positioned deep in the virtual world displayed in the LED volume. This means that for the first time, an LED volume can be used as more than just a backdrop, and can instead deliver far greater interactivity between real and virtual elements, in the quest for better storytelling.

“We designed VP Pro XR to deliver Cinematic XR capability, to solve known issues when shooting in LED volumes, and to deliver the specific capabilities demanded by film and broadcast creatives. We’re delighted to have such a forward-thinking company as Garden Studios as a customer, and we appreciate their continued investment in Mo-Sys technology,” added Michael Geissler, CEO, Mo-Sys. “We look forward to working closely with the team there and to help bring through the next generation of filmmakers and cinematographers from MetFilm School.”

We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Mo-Sys, and we're glad to align along similar values of innovation, education, and knowledge sharing.