Hollywood, get ready to make holograms: Metastage, a new studio for volumetric video capture for virtual reality (Vr), augmented reality (Ar), and holographic experiences, opened its doors at Culver Studios
in Culver City, Calif., on Tuesday.
Housed on Stage 8 of the historic studio lot, Metastage is using cutting-edge volumetric capture technology developed by Microsoft
. The software giant has been working on this technology for close to 8 years, and is operating its own Mixed Reality Capture Studios in San Francisco and Redmond, Wash., as well as licensing it to London’s Dimension Studios
. Metastage is the first U.S. partner to license Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios technology.
“We’re not a technology company, we’re a client-facing production company,” said Metastage CEO Christina Heller
, formerly of Vr Playhouse. “Our goal is to strip the complication from this as much as possible so by the time the talent gets here,