A virtual production studio for collaborative previz
FirstStage allows you to quickly visualise your production on a shared virtual stage, to explore opportunities as a team, and resolve problems earlier in your workflow
The FirstStage for your next production
Cut cost and risks whilst increasing your creativity and production quality though an iterative real-time creative process, from script to production
A full suite of creative previs tools
Import, build and light sets, mocap and pose actors, animate cameras, and export.
Suited to any pre-production workflow
Use flexibly to your advantage throughout your toolchain, from script to production ready.
Remote team collaboration in VR
Unlimited set access to virtually meet with your team and work productively in your role.
Explore ideas, share the results, and build on them as a team, in one platform
FirstStage supports the activities for most previz team roles. So why use a variety of previz tools and solutions, often at the control of third parties, when you can use one, and everyone in your team can build upon the work of their colleagues to deliver real benefits, in a create, play, test and communicate iterative process?
A virtual sandpit to explore cinematic ideas and a lab for analysing risks
Accessible, inclusive and affordable – Work as remote teams in real-time on a virtual stage to output storyboards, animatics and production data into your workflow.
Block out scenes on a virtual stage as a team, with no time or cost pressure
Affordable, flexible and collaborative – A low cost opportunity to remotely get ahead of virtual production with your whole team, and output solutions to reduce costs down the line.
Fast scene blocking and layout with a real time non-linear workflow
Efficient, cohesive and iterative – Enjoy simplified faster layout creation and approval via real-time feedback in a unified virtual world, and output directly into your toolchain.
Unlimited stage access to build, explore and test ideas as a pre-production team
Flexible, cohesive and accessible – Design sets, choreograph performance, lighting and stage mechanics, as a team, to reduce pre-production stage access and improve quality.
What do I need to get going?
Apply to get a FirstStage license now to get the benefits of Closed Beta early access.
VR set up
To start playing, you will need a gaming computer, a VIVE Room-scale set up and Steam VR.
Developer access, interactive UI guides and bite-size video tutorials available on set or the web.
Why choose us?
years as pioneers of the 3d animated filmmaking tool
users of our original Moviestorm Filmmaker tool
person years R&D into natural user interfaces
We provide creative production teams with the tools that help them succeed
- Tools that can reduce risk and be better prepared.
- Tools that can save precious money.
- Tools that are accessible for any technical ability.
- Tools normally only available to big-budget studios.
- Tools to develop skills and experiment with ideas.
- Tools that bring teams together around a single vision.