For “Loin du périph”, director Louis Leterrier was able to take advantage of the best in terms of filming technology, with the use of StageCraft technology, and LED walls that allow a perfect illusion. Its use is detailed in a video unveiled by Netflix.
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To follow up on the success of the other side of the ring-road released in 2012, Netflix saw big by reforming the duo Laurent Lafitte – Omar Sy and placing Louis Leterrier behind the camera. Far from the ring road, they embark on the Alps, where many adventures await them. Whose an impressive car chase where the two cops try to escape their pursuers.
To achieve this sequence – and others from the film -, Louis Leterrier was able to take advantage of the most avant-garde technology of the moment, namely LED panels on which images are projected. These panels can be arranged vertically and up to 360 degrees, thus offering a film set with almost infinite possibilities. A video was unveiled by Netflix and it is quite impressive (below).
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For far from the ring road, this technology was mainly used to stage sequences in cars. In principle, nothing very new in reality. Historically, to film characters embarked in a vehicle, images have been projected outside to create the illusion of movement. Of course, this illusion only worked halfway, and you noticed the trick pretty quickly. But with LED technology, the illusion is finally perfect.
This technology called StageCraft was developed by the famous company Industrial Light & Magic, created in 1975 by George Lucas to produce advanced special effects. Now a Disney subsidiary, ILM developed this technology with Jon Favreau when producing the live-action remake of The Lion King than on the series The Mandalorian. The advantage of this technology is doubled by the use of the physics engine Unreal Engine technological must-have used in the video game sector, which thus makes it possible to act in real time on the projected images.
Another film that has recently successfully taken advantage of this technology: Is Batman by Matt Reeves. As we reported in the summer of 2020, this technology is also at work for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is coming very soon to Disney+.