MARS is the new state-of-the art xR and
Virtual Production Studio, based in London.

The Future - Shot on MARS.

Utilising video game engines, camera-tracking technology, state-of-the-art media servers and LED screens, we map virtual 3D environments onto our large LED stage, allowing us to blend performers, presenters, actors and products inside photo-realistic or imaginative virtual worlds.

All in real-time. Captured live in camera.

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Stunning AR Graphics

Enrich your scene by adding AR-graphics to it, in perfect sync to the LED content and with a true 3D parallax effect.

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Extend Your New Reality

xR ‘Set Extension’ enables our virtual worlds to extend into infinity – beyond the physical dimensions of the LED screen.

Using LED screens rather than green screen creates realistic lighting and allows skin tones and reflections to appear natural when filmed in the virtual environments.

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Make Changes On the Fly

Update the time of the day, the weather conditions or any other important parameter, live – on the fly.

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Update the time of the day, the weather conditions or any other important parameter, live – on the fly.

In contrast to a green screen; when content is mapped to the LED screens the talent is given a visual reference and can easily orient themselves.

In contrast to a green screen; when content is mapped to the LED screens the talent is given a visual reference and can easily orient themselves.

Production Services

At MARS we provide full technical and creative production services to support our clients challenging requirements.

xR Workflows - powered by Disguise

As members of the original d3/disguise progeny, the MARS team are renowned disguise media technologists and consultants.
MARS is utilising the groundbreaking features of disguise for all aspects of our xR productions.

Unreal Engine Environments

At MARS we have an unrivaled team of Unreal Engine artists and developers.
We create epic photo-real virtual environments, content pipelines and we build custom applications for the smoothest delivery onto the MARS stage.

Notch - Realtime Graphics and VFX

As part of the earliest adopters of Notch, the MARS team has produced countless large-scale Notch projects and installations around the world.

Today we are the leading specialist in Notch-disguise xR workflows – providing huge flexibility and on-the-fly visual solutions for our clients.

MARS 1

MARS 1 was our 3-month R&D mission to launch the MARS project.
The objective: to create cinematic quality xR for photo-real and imaginary worlds.

We created a 3,100 square meter Covid-compliant facility for xR and Virtual Production to push the latest technologies, workflows and creative concepts to the absolute limit.

MARS 1 was our 3-month R&D mission to launch the MARS project.

The objective: to create cinematic quality xR for photo-real and imaginary worlds.

We created a 3,100 square meter Covid-compliant facility for xR and Virtual Production to push the latest technologies, workflows and creative concepts to the absolute limit.

Client Green Room

12m x 13m Client / Artist green room area suitable for up to 40 people, whilst still maintaining social distancing guidelines.

1 x Artists dressing rooms for 2 persons
1x Artist dressing rooms for 4 people

Dressing rooms are equipped with mirrors / tables chairs / fridge and power.

Client Drop-off Area

Drop-off for shoot-specific equipment and accessories.

MARS Stage

The Main xR and Virtual production stage and studio space.

Crew Catering

Crew catering facilities provided with individual areas for different working teams

Breakout areas for additional storage / workspace / Rehearsals

Backstage Storage

Ample production storage area, and rehearsal space

Technical Area

LED / Disguise GX2c engineering and technical backstage area.

Production Office

MARS administration / management production office. Staff on location throughout your project.

WC

Ample Ladies/Mens/Client WC facilities for up to 60 people.

Entrance / Loading Bay

3.5m High x 3m wide roller shutter access route from vehicle parking to loading bay area for equipment and artist drop off.
Security & Covid Medic testing point within loading bay area.

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Technologies on MARS

MARS 1 utilised high resolution ROE LED modules to form the unique curved Wall and Floor design, powered by Brompton 4k LED processing.

The Arri Amira camera package and Mo-Sys camera tracking system, mounted on a jib & dolly track provided a familiar camera workflow for professional film camera crews.

Further, flown LED ceiling panels and mobile LED lighting totems provided dynamic lighting displaying mapped video content – allowing the performance area to be lit naturally by the virtual environmental content.

Additional traditional film lighting fixtures were mounted in the flown truss gantry as well as placed around the set.

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MARS 1 utilised high resolution ROE LED modules to form the unique curved Wall and Floor design, powered by Brompton 4k LED processing.

The Arri Amira camera package and Mo-Sys camera tracking system, mounted on a jib & dolly track provided a familiar camera workflow for professional film camera crews.

Further, flown LED ceiling panels and mobile LED lighting totems provided dynamic lighting displaying mapped video content – allowing the performance area to be lit naturally by the virtual environmental content.

Additional traditional film lighting fixtures were mounted in the flown truss gantry as well as placed around the set.

The back of the studio provided control positions and workstations for disguise, Unreal and Notch operators, as well as recording of camera-tracking data, xR video feeds and timecode-generation.

At MARS, safety is paramount. Ten isolated workstation booths were allocated for clients, DiT, Playback and other crucial team members with further allocated areas assigned for the lighting operator and LX crew.

The back of the studio provided control positions and workstations for disguise, Unreal and Notch operators, as well as recording of camera-tracking data, xR video feeds and timecode-generation.

At MARS, safety is paramount. Ten isolated workstation booths were allocated for clients, DiT, Playback and other crucial team members with further allocated areas assigned for the lighting operator and LX crew.

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About Us

MARS is the creation of renowned media technologists Bild Studios.

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In partnership with LED technology supplier Creative Technology UK

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and cinematic camera equipment supplier Focus24.

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Contact Us

MARS Studios
contact@marsstudios.one
+44 (0) 208 123 2340

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