MELS Receives Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games
Will be used to support development of its new virtual production technology!
Montreal, August 11, 2021 – MELS is proud to announce that they have received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games and will use the support to further the ongoing development of its virtual production initiatives.
In 2020, MELS embarked on a digital shift by launching 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, affording producers greater creative freedom. As a result, MELS is now able to offer clients state-of-the-art facilities that combines virtual worlds with digital technology.
“Since we developed our virtual production platform, Unreal Engine has been integral in taking the innovation to the next level,” says Martin Carrier, President de MELS. “This Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games strengthens our collaboration and will help us build on our platform as we seek to replace green screens with cutting-edge technologies.”
MELS’ virtual production stage is an integrated platform that provides a complete virtual production solution. All services – visual effects, cameras, lighting, post-production, technical crews – are linked by fibre optics to all the sets. The turnkey model allows producers and filmmakers greater agility, efficiency and creative latitude. MELS also offers the option of creating specific virtual stage configurations to meet the needs of projects of all sizes.
MELS enjoys a strong local and international reputation based on world-class facilities, expertise and services, including soundstage and equipment rental, post-production and visual effects.
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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.
Sophie Houle | MELS | [email protected]
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