3D scanners designed and built by Luxembourg-based Artec 3D are being used to make a movie featuring César award-winning French actor Malik Zidi.
Directed by Cyrus Neshvad. whose film ‘The Red Suitcase’ was recently nominated for an Oscar, ‘Le Refuge’ (the refugee) follows the protagonist Anne as she makes her way through an increasingly dangerous and unfamiliar world, in her quest for forgiveness and redemption. The Artec Leo scanner was used to scan actors Malik Zidi and Raphael Temin to create lifelike digital doubles.
Artec 3D was founded in the US in 2006 before moving its headquarters to Luxembourg in 2010. Its intuitive handheld scanners have been used to make digital replicas for a number of applications including documenting war crimes in Ukraine, creating prosthetics for amputees, and preserving cultural heritage sites.
The firm wrote in a press statement: “3D scanning has become an essential component of visual effects in filmmaking. By combining artistic vision and technological expertise, digital doubles, intricate scenes, and next-generation CGI props are brought to life, resulting in a more immersive and visually arresting experience for the audience.”
Other films that have used Artec3D’s scanners include Jurassic World, Terminator and Genisys.
Le Refuge is scheduled for release in 2025.