MELS makes major investment in virtual production

18 February 2022

After making a major investment in developing virtual film production capabilities and operating its virtual stage for more than a year, MELS is unveiling new state-of-the-art facilities: a cutting-edge 10,000 square-foot virtual production stage equipped with a motorized movable ceiling This programmable, robotic feature opens up exciting possibilities for virtual production.

“Our new virtual stage will let us take our know-how to the next level and apply our advanced expertise to continue developing our services for major local and foreign projects,” says Richard Cormier, Executive Producer, Virtual Production at MELS.

“This significant spend supports the technological shift we began a year ago and keeps MELS at the head of the pack in the industry,” says Martin Carrier, President of MELS. “Our
innovative virtual platform will enable us to keep offering local creators and major international players the very best technology.”

For technical specs and more information on the configuration of the virtual production stage, please click here.

Recognized expertise
MELS has applied its expertise to a long list of virtual production projects over the past year, including Transformer 7, Disappointment Blvd., Nissan, Loto-Québec, The Moodys, Lignes de fuite, Arlette!, Les Trois Accords, Five Roses, Survival, Via Mare and many others. MELS was recently awarded an Epic MegaGrant by EPIC Games to support ongoing
development of its virtual initiatives.

MELS’ virtual stage is an integrated platform that provides a complete virtual production solution. All services – special effects, camera, lighting, postproduction, tech – are linked by fibre optics to all the sets to provide a turnkey solution that combines agility, effectiveness and creative latitude. The virtual stage can be configured to meet the needs of projects of all sizes.
MELS embarked on its digital shift in 2020 with the launch of a virtual production stage equipped with an LED-screen backdrop. The technology makes it possible to replace green
screens and create a virtual set in real time.

About MELS
Mels Studios and Postproduction, part of TVA Group, is a well-known name in the film industry. Its 450 professionals provide expert services under the motto “Proud partner in your projects.” MELS’ services include soundstage and equipment rental, visual effects, sound and picture postproduction, mobile unit rental, theatrical distribution, distribution for television, Internet and smart devices, and a virtual production stage.
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Sophie Houle | Communications | MELS | [email protected]