TECHnically Speaking: Open Broadcaster Software Takes Virtual Production to New Heights

June 23, 2021

Suzanne Willett and Samantha Stone Virtual Production Westerwynne Podcast Graphic

On this week's episode of TECHnically Speaking, we chatted with producer Suzanne Willett and stage manager Samantha Stone about their recent work on a virtual production titled, Westerwynne. The show was performed using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) — a program which allows creators to marry live actors with virtual backgrounds for an immersive virtual experience. Go in-depth with us as we explore virtual production, OBS, and the challenges and successes that come with this rapidly growing performance platform.

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