The Blackbird Rig By The Special Effect Company The Mill

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Back a few months ago, we posted on The Mill BLACKBIRD – the new tool for shooting CGI cars that will revolutionize the commercial/filmmaking world.

Since it has been a while, I thought it would be cool to go back and see what media/demos have come out since then too see if we could learn more, and boy did I find some excited people about this amazing technology!

Just have a look at the videos below…

About The Mill BLACKBIRD

The Mill Blackbird 1

The Mill Blackbird 3

Via The Mill:

The Mill BLACKBIRD® is able to capture quality footage and data due to its camera array and tailor-made stabilisation unit, engineered in collaboration with Performance Filmworks’ legendary, multi award winning technician, Lev Yevstratov. A combination of high dynamic range imagery and 3D laser scanning generates a virtual version of the environment, producing 100% realistic CG renderings. The Mill has taken this a step further, developing a bespoke BLACKBIRD® AR application that allows you to see the intended vehicle in CG, tracked live over the rig on location.

The Mill Blackbird 2

Whether for automotive advertising content or visualising the latest advances in car design, The Mill BLACKBIRD® inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction.

Learn more about The Mill BLACKBIRD

The Rig That Transforms Into ANY Car: The Mill BLACKBIRD – Top Gear Magazine

Cannes Lions Innovation Film: The Mill BLACKBIRD

The Blackbird is Any Car You Want it to Be, Thanks to Movie Magic | WIRED

The Mill Blackbird Shapeshifting Car | Translogic 208

Blackbird Car to Adapt to Any Model

The Mill Blackbird: It is a physical car platform adjustable.

(cover photo credit: snap from video)

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