First Man (2018) VFX Background


In late 2017, VER supplied a curved 8K display as a dynamic scenic backdrop for "First Man". More productions are moving VFX to preproduction and inserting the imagery directly into the set to save time, improve effect fidelity, and give the talent something to react to and work against as compared to a traditional static green screen.

To meet the requirements of this production, we seamlessly stacked four 4K systems and leveraged the APIs in the LED processing system to provide dynamic control and metadata capture across the entire 8K display. In addition the display was optimized for shutter phase synchronization with the film cameras being used.