EBS’s The Home would be a short-form documentary series that explored various concepts informing the way the universe works. Their first episode saw the biggest challenge of all: visualising the entire history of the universe that showcased the big bang and the actions of the individual particles that would eventually bring about life itself.
xR and augmented reality (AR) technology offered the perfect method to achieve this, allowing host Lee Ji-Ah to present whilst being immersed in the universe itself. Filming on BasicTech’s xR stage in Paju, she would be able to interact with her surroundings and deliver a natural performance.
The first episode of ‘The Home’ captured the sheer magnitude of the big bang, and the remarkable events that created our universe.
The camera offered a number of dynamic shots of the host, placing her in the middle distance so that a galaxy towered over her. This was achieved through disguise’s virtual zoom software feature, which offers productions the ability to shoot as though they were in much larger studio spaces. The effect comes together with so many other simple touches to create a final product that fits the high standards of Korea’s leading educational broadcaster.
disguise’s system allowed us to sufficiently simulate the workflows before filming, so we knew what to expect on the day. If we needed to change anything we had the ability for real-time response with fast results.”
Hooyoung Jang, Director and Producer, ‘The Home’