SketchUp with Film Making
By Global Assocaites SketchUp Team
SketchUp is a wonderful tool for art directors, cinematographers, and filmmakers. The Film and Stage plug-in option is a great way for film makers and directors to pre-visualize shots and scenes in SketchUp.
The Film & Stage plugin in SketchUp is used to discover the use of different camera lenses and aspect ratios on location or on a production set. The Film & Stage plugin includes a superior camera tool and several pre-viz components that leads to rapid development of studio sets.
Choose from an array of cameras, lights, dollies, cranes, grips, characters and more. Use the enhanced Camera feature to quickly and easily plan shots, calculate camera angles, and obtain a 3D visual of the scene before filming.
We use sketchUp software to create animations and visuals, constructing sets(from design to working drawings to finished set in), importing digital photos, establishing special effects and plan shots etc.
SketchUp will allow you to create a virtual 3D set and use it to create both story boards and floor plans. Make drawings of every piece of stage scenery of film location and pass them along to set designers.
There are many 3D models of accessories to create a filming atmosphere in you sketches. The "3D Warehouse" features allows users to import models and use them for their own sets.
You can make scenes in your SketchUp model, and then play back those scenes into an animation. SketchUp also helps with location drawings.
Sketchup does fairly well at smooth transitions between varying page views, section cuts and shadow settings.
SketchUp reduces the many design iterations and filming costs.
Use our SketchUp Film & Stage services to:
- ♦ Build sets
- ♦ Pre-visualize and plan shots, scenes and special effects
- ♦ Import digital photos of actual locations for planning
- ♦ Map out equipment placements
- ♦ Calculate camera and lens requirements
- ♦ Create animation