Eurosurvey & Wednesday – the story behind the big screens

We all know that films have the ability to transport us to different worlds, times and places and that is the main reason why we love them so much. We’ve all experienced the magic of the big screen and how it can capture our hearts and minds. However, have you ever stopped to wonder how these films are made? How are these breathtaking locations captured on camera? Well, wonder no more, we’re here to tell you how we were part of a story that is still being talked about.

Project

With work set to start as early as 2021, the Eurosurvey team collaborated with the film production team on Wednesday to create meshes (a 3D representation for buildings and objects) for some of the locations used in the popular Netflix-produced series. The project required a lot of planning, special coordination skills and dedicated technology to achieve the expected results.

Solution

Focused on generating technical solutions when it comes to topographic measurements and 3D laser scanning, Eurosurvey has a team of professionals using state-of-the-art technology to deliver accurate and detailed results. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand the needs of our clients and collaborators in every project we undertake, as well as providing solutions in every situation.

Wednesday‘s film production team specializes in creating compelling films and television shows. Their team consists of directors, cinematographers, writers and producers who passionately tell a story and are directly interested in bringing audiences an authentic and engaging experience.

The collaboration between Eurosurvey and the production team of Wednesday had one goal in mind: to create a detailed 3D representation (mesh) of some iconic locations in Romania. These included the Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni, the CFR train station in Constanta, the Botanical Garden Greenhouses in Bucharest and the Buftea film set. The locations were chosen for their historical significance and architectural beauty.

To achieve this goal, Eurosurvey used the Trimble TX8 scanner for 3D data collection, which produced detailed point clouds. A huge amount of detail was captured of these locations, from the sculptures on the walls of Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni to the vibrant colours of the flowers in the Botanic Garden.

Results

Once the data was collected, it was then processed using Reality Capture. Reality Capture is a software program that uses the latest photogrammetry and computer vision algorithms to create stunning 3D models. The program is able to process large datasets quickly and efficiently, allowing the Eurosurvey team to create highly detailed 3D models of each location.

The final result of this collaboration was spectacular. The team was able to create a mesh for each location and the elements captured in this way were used to create stunning visual effects and precise virtual elements.

The collaboration between Eurosurvey and the Wednesday film production team offered a glimpse into the future of film and 3D laser scanning. Who knows what other possibilities exist for this kind of collaboration? Perhaps we’ll see more stunning visual effects and precise detail. In the future, we expect to see stunning visual effects with 3D laser scanning.

The project was a testament to the power of working together, technology and innovative thinking. We are excited to see what the future holds for these industries and what other collaborations will emerge.

Despre autor

Land surveyor/Team leader 3D scanning department

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