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May 17, 2022 – dark slopea Toronto-based metaverse virtual game and production company, and Insight Productionsa Canadian production company, today announced a partnership to develop original competition formats for a new era of metaverse entertainment.
According to the companies, the projects will use cutting-edge virtual production technologies to elevate the reality TV genre and produce a range of formats for children and adults. Production on the first draft is expected to begin later this year.
Dark Slope announced its “Hyperreality Initiative” late last year, which is expected to produce a new form of immersive and experiential television and “blur the lines between the real world and the digital world”. Dark Slope said it will combine its game design capabilities with visual effects rendered in Unreal Engine, advanced haptic feedback, as well as camera, hand, face and object tracking to push the boundaries of what is possible on television.
Dan Fill, President of Dark Slope Studios, commented, “We look forward to sharing what we create by combining Insight’s expertise in storytelling and original formats with our technical expertise in virtual production. The era of immersive metaverse television is now upon us and we are excited to be pioneers in this genre.
Insight Productions is known for its reality series which include Battle of The Blades, Wall of Chefs, The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Canadian Idol, its most recent format, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada for Prime Video, and the just announced Eurovision. Canada.
“Our partnership with Dark Slope provides both companies with an incredible opportunity to produce dynamic new formats that will dramatically elevate the genre,” said John Brunton, President, CEO and Executive Producer of Insight Productions.
“Our expertise in programming reality competitions and our desire to continually push the boundaries of storytelling, combined with Dark Slope’s unrivaled virtual technologies and ability to create exploration without boundaries, will deliver incredible viewing experiences,” said added Mark Lysakowski, Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Insight Productions.
Dark Slope and Insight Productions will host a private, hands-on presentation of their hyperreality show concepts at Goya Studios in Hollywood from June 8-10, 2022. For more information on Dark Slope and its virtual production offering, please visit the Company Website. website.
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