With an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients including Apple, Vogue, Amazon, and Spotify, GUM Studios is a New York Qualified Production Facility, offering expansive and versatile spaces that can confidently cater for any requirement and shoot. Recently, GUM turned to 4Wall Entertainment to provide lighting and video equipment for its new Virtual Production (VP) facility. The high‐spec virtual environment includes Black Pearl 2 LED video panels, which are driven by Brompton 4K Tessera SX40 processors. “GUM is a long‐term customer of 4Wall’s, and we have been supplying it with equipment for years,” says 4Wall’s Account Executive ‐ Video Production, Wayne Romanowski.
“With Virtual Production tipped to become a standard for how major motion pictures will be shot going forward, we were honored when the GUM team contacted us about supporting them in bringing this cutting-edge technology to their clients.” 4Wall provided 333 Black Pearl BP2 (2.8mm) LED video panels to create a curved wall 40′ wide, 15′ tall and 20′ deep. The company also supplied 51 Full and eight Half Carbon CB8 (8.3mm) LED video panels for an approximately 25′ wide x 20′ deep ceiling for lighting and reflections. The entire set‐up is driven by three Brompton 4K Tessera SX40 LED processors and five XD 10G data distribution units, out of which “two SX40s along with four XD units are used for the LED wall and the rest are deployed for the ceiling,” adds 4Wall’s Account Executive – Sales, John Velez. As with any VP environment, state‐of‐the‐art technology can make or break a production. The combination of Tessera SX40 processor and BP2 LED panels proved a winning recipe for the 4Wall team.