The newly-built xR stage is the largest and tallest studio at any SCAD location. A second xR stage is under construction at SCAD Atlanta and scheduled to open in Fall 2022. SCAD has collaborated with MEPTIK, an experiential design and virtual production company co-founded by SCAD alumna Sarah Linebaugh to design the xR stage in Savannah as well as Atlanta. Atlanta-based MEPTIK is a disguise Certified Solution Provider.
The new xR stage will offer unparalleled storytelling opportunities to students across the schools of Entertainment Arts and Digital Media. The xR stage has an LED video wall display from DeNyse Digital measuring approximately 40 x 20 x 17 feet with a 1.5mm pixel pitch. The environments displayed on the screen are created using Unreal Engine, and the stage features stYpe RedSpy tracking RED’s Komodo 6K camera, outfitted with Zeiss lenses. The disguise xR workflow powers the delivery of real-time graphics from Unreal Engine with four vx 4 and two rx II media servers.