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The global film, TV and advertising industry is being transformed by virtual production and Australia’s TDC Studios is claiming that as demand has grown, it is leading the way at home and abroad.
TDC STudios 27Sep2023
The Australian company, established since 1981, owns and operates purpose-built virtual production facilities in Sydney. The team says that it can partner with a production from concept to completion, while providing a deep knowledge of the processes and technology needed for video display, real-time rendering platforms, server hardware, playback platforms, camera tracking, remote connectivity, and content delivery.

TDC has supplied large LED volumes to create various virtual production stages in a variety of venues and warehouse conversions, including many of the stages at Disney Studios. It has delivered large scale virtual production facilities for TV, commercials, corporate films and blockbuster movies including Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder and hit psychological thriller Mercy Road, which was Australia’s first fully virtual production shoot. Mercy Road was released in Australia and the US in August 2023.

VFX Studio Heretic Foundation VFX supervisor Andrew Robinson, wh worked on the filming of most in-car scenes for Mercy Road at TDC Studios, said: “VFX creation and virtual productions are transforming the quality and speed of how productions are being made. They are also improving on-set decisions as well as team collaboration, unlocking more creative freedom for filming dynamic scenes.”

Michael Hassett, TDC’s founder and managing director, said the demand for creating any filming environment using virtual production has skyrocketed. “Clients often come to TDC with a challenge that needs to be tested and resolved. Our team of engineers and project managers love that challenge and are committed to delivering technically complex solutions to fulfil any creative vision,” he said.

In attracting film, commercial and broadcast productions to be made in Sydney, Australia, TDC Studios is hosting an xR Showcase on 5 and 6 October 2023. It is designed to provide Australian film, television, production and advertising production staff as well as members of the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS), and the honorary Visual Effects Society the opportunity to discover the world of possibilities that xR and virtual production can create .