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Jon Favreau and his team devised a new method of filmmaking by expanding upon technology previously developed for projects like The Jungle Book and The Lion King. The roundtable discusses how they created an immersive shooting stage that utilizes video walls and game engine software in an unprecedented way.

Dropping on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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As is the case with every episode of this series, I'm seeing/hearing conflicting opinions about this episode.  Some people are in the "This is the best episode of Gallery so far! I loved seeing how they are working in The Volume!" camp.  Others are in the "I'm not getting enough behind-the-scenes technical details on exactly how the scenes are shot and I'm disappointed" camp. 🤣

It IS fascinating to see how the scenes are put together, though.  Jon Favreau was able to take things he learned and/or tried on his previous movies and apply them here.

I've liked each episode so far, although the Cast installment has been my favorite.  I am waiting to see when -- or if -- they get into talking about bringing The Child to life, because to not talk about him would be very odd.  He was in every episode, and he was a scene-stealer largely because of how expressive he was, which is directly tied into the people who created his facial expressions and operated his movement, chose the sounds and noises he made, etc. 

I am really curious to know if all of the round table discussion scenes were shot before the first season aired, or sometime after the fact.  I kind of tend to think that they filmed those scenes early on, like maybe on one of their days of shooting press kit footage for Disney, but I don't know.  They might have also filmed them when they were all together to appear at both Star Wars Celebration and at D23 last year.  There is nothing to indicate that they shot those discussion scenes after the series premiered and became a big hit (so far).

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I'm in the "not getting enough details" camp. 🙂 Although I loved seeing The Volume, I would have liked to have known more about the technology behind it. How many photographs do they have to stitch together, who took the photos, how long does it take to design/program a scene?, etc.

I'm still amazed by how realistic The Volume looks on screen. I would never have guessed that they weren't filming in actual locations. One of my fav scenes is from episode 2 when Mando is cauterizing his arm wound. It's so pretty, and like they said on the show, being able to film a sunset for 7 hours straight is such an advantage.

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The Volume is incredible, holy crap! When I watched the show I figured everything inside would be a set but that the outdoor scenes were all shot on location somewhere, never did I ever think the entire thing was shot in one circular room!

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On 7/6/2020 at 1:49 AM, Cotypubby said:

The Volume is incredible, holy crap! When I watched the show I figured everything inside would be a set but that the outdoor scenes were all shot on location somewhere, never did I ever think the entire thing was shot in one circular room!

That was pretty amazing. When they first showed it I was curious how much post production work was done to blend the images from the volume screen into the shot so they actually looked like part of it. But from what I can tell it was almost nothing which is pretty crazy. And the fact that they could connect it to the camera so the background changed with the camera was super impressive.

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On 7/5/2020 at 10:49 PM, Cotypubby said:

The Volume is incredible, holy crap! When I watched the show I figured everything inside would be a set but that the outdoor scenes were all shot on location somewhere, never did I ever think the entire thing was shot in one circular room!

Between this ep and the season 2 Disney Gallery ep, I'm pretty sure that the Volume just can't do bright sunlight, so any outdoor scene with hard shadows is truly on location or at least on an outdoor set. There's just no way the ceiling LEDs could provide that sharp directional light, and I can't imagine how to do it with spotlights either, not over a whole set.

But anything nighttime or overcast, yeah, that's probably shot in the Volume.

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