The live-action adaptation of the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series hasn’t even been released yet, but it’s already making waves as it has set a new Guinness World Record.
The anticipation for the new Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series has been high ever since the original creators made its announcement and with the recent reveal of a solid-looking cast. Although things might not have been going well for the die-hard fans of the show, since the original creators have decided to step down as part of the live-action series, awaiting fans couldn’t help but worry about how well the animated show can be rightfully translated into real life. But it seems like this worry will be at ease as the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series just set a new Guinness World Record way before its release.
As Pixomondo and William F. White International released a statement about the current production stage that is being used for the live-action series, it turns out that the stage is taking home a Guinness World Record, and was awarded that title while the production of the series came to a halt. The virtual production stage is currently holding a world record for being the largest LED stage as it uses the same real-time imaging technology in shows such as the TV series, The Mandalorian to create stunning visual scenery on set.
In a statement shared by the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, he shares that “When it comes to world records in the realm of visual and special effects, we’re faced with a dazzling array of new technological wonders to consider,” and even share how exciting it is as fans of the latest generation of effects-led movies and TV shows, to be able to recognize a space as magical as the Pixomondo and William F. White International stage, “It’s almost literally a dream factory where anything can be conjured up, from flying dragons to dramatic moonscapes.”
Glenday also shared his thanks to other people behind the recognition, “We’re indebted to our consultant, Ian Failes of befores and afters, for guiding us through the exciting, dynamic, and ever-changing landscape of VFX superlatives, and would like to congratulate Pixomondo and William F. White on their record-breaking success.”
The overall production set measures about 22,000 square feet (80 feet x 27 feet) while the stage is lined with about 2,500 LED wall panels as well as 760 LED ceiling tiles. Not only that, but when these panels sync up and come to life, the stage becomes a full virtual production set capable of bringing an unlimited range of backgrounds to life. And Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series is using this set to bring the significant elemental nations of the original anime series into life in the most realistic way possible.
So in case you are worried about the possible disappointment in regards to Netflix’s VFX vision, this could be a great way for you to start building your high expectations for the series up once again!
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