Real-time video technologies continue to enhance and expedite the creative process for live productions. This includes not just real-time productions (AR/XR/Virtual Productions) but also rendered video productions or a hybrid of the two. The speed in which video elements can be previzualised, animated and rendered with real-time software and hardware is allowing for producing more content faster as well as experimentation even when pressed against  tight deadlines. Examples include face tracking for face rigging animation and modifiers for animation.

Other examples of real-time video technologies that continue to enhance creative workflows in the live industry include increased opportunities for a video designer to meaningfully collaborate with lighting designers.  Not only can video files drive lighting level and colors in the real world, lighting control data can be used to control lighting, color and content generation within the virtual world. The lines between video designer and lighting designer are blurring and opportunities to influence each other’s work are greater than ever.  The application of real-world entertainment design disciplines to the virtual world only serve to enhance the final production design.