Cinebus - mobile film studio

If you want to rent a Covid protected Cinebus to produce feature film, commercial, music video or other AV project call or write to us.

Cinebus provides production and post-production service for small scale feature films. It allows to shoota movie from scratch to the final DCP. It handles:
  • Preproduction, including making of Previs (Animatic or live acting trial version of the future audiovisual project).
  • Transport of the whole equipment necessary for shooting small budget films. On board: hydraulic lift, trailer, 800 kg capacity luggage platform on the roof and set of dedicated luggage trolleys.
  • Shootingthe film. Cinebus has the make-up room, wardrobe for costumes, mobile director’s preview, sound engineer’s room as well as work stations for archiving, editing, visual effects and color corrections, as well as a social space including coffee machine, ovenand fridge.
  • A tent combined with the bus plays the role of a screening room, greenscreen studio as well as additional storage and production space. In the future we are planning to convert this space into virtual studio based on LED screens and“Unreal 4” video game engine.
  • Cinebus ensures 4 K (and more) wireless image transmission and all workstations are interconnected by an optic fiber network.
  • Thanks to the power generator and the on-board wireless network (1Gb/sec for 2000 members at 500 m distance) Cinebus is independent from power source and external network solutions.
  • The Cinebus has a 5-camera Internet TV on board for promotions of films during their making. The stage on the roof and external screening room also supports the promotion of the film in making.
  • Cinebus is a case study tool for introduction of a modern, sustainable and environmentally-friendly film production system.

The Cinebus is equipped with disinfection equipment: UV-C lamps, flow UV-C lamps during work, ozone- generators, dispensers of disinfection fluids.

 

Prototype Innovative Mobile Virtual Film Studio

The Film Spring Open Foundation has developed a Mobile Virtual Studio, which aims to eliminate the green screen technique. Our Virtual Studio is based on rear projection and gives the possibility to introduce camera movement into the projected virtual background. Such a solution allows us to combine the background with acting in real-time. Contrary to other similar solutions, the system is mobile and economical.

We have built the first mobile and economical film studio in the world on board of the Cinebus. The green screen has been replaced by an interactive rear projection driven by an engine used in video games. We have developed a prototype system based on the 3D Unity engine, which enables shooting with the use of a virtual background projected behind the actors, and of side, projectors simulating additional light sources of the virtual scenery by displaying rendered images from virtual cameras. Moreover, we have created a prototypical sensor, which when installed on a camera or other object (car, actor, etc.) monitors its location in real-time (left-right rotation and up-down movement) in order to merge it with the projected background generated by the 3D engine or with footage filmed earlier.
We want to offer this mobile and low-cost solution to the audiovisual industry, wherever you are currently working on your project.

For example:
Nowadays, almost every film includes scenes shot in a car. In many scripts, such scenes involve car accidents or other dangerous situations. Shooting of such scenes can be very challenging, costly and in addition – still dangerous. A good actor is not necessarily a good driver.

The green screen technology, despite its many possibilities, has a major drawback: the director is unable to make use of what has been produced on the set. Thanks to the development of technology, especially in the gaming industry, a new possibility has emerged which we have been researching and developing for two years thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The envisaged solution is to combine the background with acting in real-time, so that the actor sees what until now only the director could see on the green screen. The solution is both mobile and economical: 

  • we replaced large and expensive LED screens with laser rear projection 
  • the film crew does not need to move to a specialised studio

The combination of these components (mobility and rear projection) reduces the costs of both buildings a Virtual Studio and its operating costs.
The Virtual Studio has been developed on the basis of the Cinebus and its integral parts: two tents measuring 4×4 m.

Prototype Innovative Mobile Virtual Film Studio

 

Co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, obtained from subsidies established in games subjected to state monopoly, in accordance with Art. 80 sec. 1 of the Gambling Law Act of November 19, 2009.

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