The latest displays looking to gain a footing in the studio production arena are made from a technology known to mobile phone developers called organic liquid crystal displays (OLCD). It’s now being tested for dynamic set elements where video can be wrapped around and on top of a set piece. Other ultra-thin, shapeable technologies being discussed but not yet implemented include Flexible Open Frame OLED, In-Glass Wallpaper OLED and Ultra Stretch LCD signage displays.
As TV and movie production studios begin to slowly resume operations, they are doing so very carefully and with a number of government-mandated protocols for safe working in place. Some say these operational restrictions—limited crew, remote control when possible, non-essential personnel are not allowed—are significantly adding to the time it typically would take to complete a project. For starters, all shared equipment, microphones, and other TV production tools must be disinfected after each use.
New adaptor adds a versatile solution for grip gear compatibility.
Matthews’ Sheet Plate Adapter Kit makes on-set distancing easy.
Custom Consoles has introduced a new social-distancing addition to its range of technical control furniture. Developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Operator Safety Screen reduces the risk of airborne infection or direct physical contact between control room personnel without restricting their forward or side view of video monitor displays.
48” rigid-frame flags are popular with grips for light control, but too big to fit in most vehicles.