FirstStage is a virtual stage sandpit for previsualising most creative productions.
Conceived through an international research project into natural user interfaces for film, TV, animation and theatre previs, what became apparent was that any creative production can find the FirstStage virtual sandpit a great opportunity to previsualise ideas.
Most pre-production roles can find value in the tool, as the intuitive user experience allows the non-technical to develop technical solutions unaided, and work as a fully functional team.
Have a play and then tell us what else you want to do in it … and if it needs some missing functionality to deliver more value to your workflow, just contact us and we’ll see what we can do!
For Directors and Producers in Development, Production Designers and Art Directors in Craft, and DoPs in Technical departments …
Scan a location or virtually build and stage it yourself, then choreograph the action and block out cameras to output storyboards, animatics, and production data to take on set.
A sandpit for exploring cinematic ideas and a laboratory for analysing production risks, to make critical production decisions before they are a problem on set.
For Directors, VFX Producers and Editors, DOPs and DVPs, Production Designers, VFX Supervisors, Art Departments and VADs …
Centre your volume in your virtual location then do some virtual rapid prototyping to deliver everything from pitchvis to data for your virtual production sessions.
Limitless time to explore ideas and block out scenes in VR, giving you a headstart in your virtual production volume, saving time and money.
For Heads of Story, Art and FX Directors, Modelmakers and Background Designers, Animators, Layout and Lighting Artists …
Block out sets and layout animations and camerawork in realtime as a team.
Combine design, animation and layout in a single platform, to make realtime decisions before exporting the scene to your preferred animation software for final execution.
For Directors and ADs, Stage Technicians, Scene and Lighting Designers …
Design sets, choreograph scene performance, experiment with lighting and coordinate stage mechanics.
With FirstStage you can get perpetual access to your stage to explore ideas, test logistics as a preproduction team, then share and communicate your production plans to your production team. It is great for touring production planning too!
For Directors and ADs, DoPs, Production Designers and Art Directors …
Design and choreograph your ideas in FirstStage to win pitches and get your production green light sooner.
Quickly mock-up ideas to share with your client as a virtual scene, to help pitch solutions and keep the client onboard throughout the creative planning process.
For teachers and students in Film and Media Studies …
A creative sandpit tool for remote collaborative learning, that allows students to explore ideas and develop techniques whenever they want.
Supporting multiple users on stage at any time, classes can work as teams in production roles to deliver creative productions, or use the tool to learn whilst building their portfolio.