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Brief Published: 14 May 2021

Three-Minute Trend: Bedroom Blockbusters – Future of Film

Over the past 18 months, TV, film and advertising production has learned to adapt to Covid restrictions (see Post-Covid Entertainment Trends). The pandemic is accelerating a shift to new ways of working, from greater reliance on animation to the use of new technology like the Unreal game engine, which powers Disney's Stagecraft technology, used in the production of Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian.

The increasing accessibility of virtual production technology is making sophisticated filmmaking possible beyond the traditional Hollywood entertainment system. Digital 2D and 3D animation tools from companies like Blender and Reallusion are fuelling this democratisation of creativity, creating the same sort of opportunities for independent movie moguls that music production software like Logic and Ableton created for independent musicians.

In this Three-Minute Trend, Christian Ward, head of Brand Engagement & Multimedia Strategy, takes a look at key current developments in the DIY digital filmmaking space, and reveals how the next big blockbuster might be made in a bedroom.

In this time of accelerated change and global volatility, Stylus' Three-Minute Trend videos offer short, sharp insights into the business challenges and commercial opportunities that matter right now, whatever industry you're in.

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