The Unreal Engine has become a staple in Virtual Production workflows in terms of its capabilities and has an impact on every aspect of the production pipeline. Virtual Production is a broad term that refers to a spectrum of computer-aided production and visualization methods for film production. Virtual Production combines virtual and augmented reality with CGI and game engine technologies to allow production teams to see how the results will unfold while still on set.
Whatever the cinematographer decides can be easily adjusted in the engine. Or if one wants to see a certain type of visual effect in the set, it can be added and reused.
The increasing accessibility of virtual production tools and the quality of images they can produce also means that more and more content is being created. The simplicity and flexibility of real-time animation means that the process toward filmmaker-driven imagery comes with less reliance on technology. This means that the final images are closer than ever to the creative vision. When the virtual and real worlds collide, anything is possible. Virtual production leads to a more collaborative workflow, where the many departments involved in a project can share assets and creative vision, as opposed to compartmentalized, traditional workflows.