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Le nuove frontiere della Virtual Production: CLOROFILLA

Clorofilla, alla scoperta delle piante

The CRITS plays a prominent role in the recent television production “Clorofilla,” where CRITS researchers contribute their expertise in Virtual Production, an innovative technology that provides an extraordinary experience for viewers.


Immersed in virtual settings created entirely through the use of Unreal Engine, the hosts take the audience on an original and entertaining journey into the world of botany. Viewers will have the opportunity to analyze constantly changing plants that grow in real-time.


Virtual Production is based on the use of software originally developed for the gaming industry, capable of rendering three-dimensional environments in real-time. These tools not only enable high-quality graphic rendering but also implement advanced camera tracking systems. Through precise tracking of the spatial position of cameras, this technology allows the software to replace the traditional green screen backdrop with backgrounds consistent with the ongoing shot.


In a virtual set that recreates meadows, forests, undergrowth, and shores, the author and host Alessandra Viola will guide the audience to discover the world of plants. An innovative language for a captivating narrative where the plant universe comes to life and takes center stage.


Clorofilla,” the new program from Rai Kids available from Friday, January 26, on RaiPlay and airing from Sunday, January 28, every day at 18:20 on Rai Gulp, is the result of the genius and passion of Alessandra Viola in collaboration with Rosalba Vitellaro, directed by Davide Vavalà. Executive producer Cristina Cuzzupoli was conceived with the aim of engaging young audiences in botany and plants in an original, enjoyable, and surprising way, in line with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The authors are Alessandra Viola and Armando Traverso, who wrote with Giovanna Carboni and Federica Romano. “Clorofilla” is a Rai Kids production made in Turin with the technical support of the Rai Centre for Research, Technological Innovation and Experimentation , in collaboration with Rai for Sustainability-ESG.


The children can follow the program and then talk to their school teachers to become “Rai Kids Green Ambassadors.” They can simply visit the website to request to adopt and plant a tree!




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Editorial staff CRITS
2024 February 06