ITV game show “The Cube” with Philip Schofield has been renamed for 2020 “The Million Pound Cube Celebrity” and “The Million Pound Cube”
The program is one of the UKs top and most well known game shows over the last decade, which has been reinvented with two contestants per game along with many new games. The games either allow one or both players to be in The Cube, where they need to complete a task that is a LOT harder than they look on TV.
To bring the old game freeze system to this decade, we used a custom built and ordered 14 meter diameter truss system, 120 cameras, 3 Red Dragons Epics and 24 cameras for a photogrammetry and volumetric system to capture 3D data. We also created a full CGI model of the entire set, accurate to the millimetre accuracy.
Using the 120 cameras 6K and 3 Red Dragons record video at 6K with everything recorded in RAW, giving us the freedom in post to really push in if needed and to maximise the light we had available. The 6K Red Dragons were positioned at either end and also one in the centre of the rig, this allowed us to cut off 50% of the rig if a camera man, crew or crane was in shot we can cut that section of rig out and still have a lead in and lead out.
During the filming we recorded about 14TBs of data, just under 50,000 photos and hundreds of hours of raw video. All was being shot, downloaded, aligned, the intro and outro added and graded to match, the final clip graded to match other footage from on the set and exported in real time at 4K in the format they needed to drop straight into their edit suite, whilst also creating previews for the editors and production crew to see as it was happening with NWD onsite editing and post production staff.
Photogrammetry and Volumetric Capture
We also used an additional 24 high quality 6K cameras spread through the bullet time rig to capture ultra high quality footage, then using our own in-house processes we created a full 3D model of the contestants and added them to an exact replica of the studio set, which was built by hand by our in-house 3D genius. This allows us to move around the scene in any direction you would like and create mind bending camera flight paths!
- The Million Pound Cube Celebrity 1 – Sat 17 Oct 2020
Jason Manford and Mo Gilligan launch the brand-new series of The Cube by attempting to win one Million Pounds!Jason Manford: “I decided to take part in The Million Pound Cube as it was one of my favourite shows, I absolutely love it. My brother (Stephen) also absolutely loves it. It felt like something I could do, without requiring general knowledge, and it was for such a huge amount of money that could help a charity at this very difficult time.Stephen Manford: “Because Jay asked me!”
- The Million Pound Cube Ep 1 – Mon 19 Oct 2020
Brothers Adam and Jon have their teamwork put to the ultimate test, whilst twin sisters Priya and Shreya endure a nerve-shredding journey in their quest to win one million pounds. Just seven games stand between both pairs and a fortune – but can they handle the pressure and beat the Cube?
- The Million Pound Cube Ep 2 – Tue 20 Oct 2020
Twin sisters and doctors Priya and Sheya attempt to rescue a critical situation as their journey inside The Cube concludes in dramatic fashion.Meanwhile, best friends Joe and Robert – watched on by Joe’s three sisters – face a series of games that put all their skills to the test as they attempt to win one million pounds.
- The Million Pound Cube Ep 3 – Wed 21 Oct 2020
Lianne and Andy, a married couple from Southampton, and Ric and Patricia, a mother and son pairing from Southport, are the latest contestants to enter The Cube.Just seven games lie between them and a million pounds, but only if they can handle the pressure and work together as they face a selection of new and classic Cube games.
- The Million Pound Cube Ep 4 – Thu 22 Oct 2020
Annalise and boyfriend Jamie are confident that between them they’ve got all the skills required to beat The Cube, whilst father and son team Rhys and Adam are hoping their blend of youth and experience will prove to be a winning combination.But with one million pounds on the line, can they handle the pressure and emerge victorious from TV’s toughest test?
- The Million Pound Cube Ep 5 – Fri 23 Oct 2020
Father and son pairing Adam and Rhys see their journey inside the Cube reach a dramatic conclusion.Then, Essex brothers Ivan and Samraj face a series of new and classic Cube games that push them to the limit as they attempt to walk away with a life-changing amount of money.
- The Million Pound Cube Celebrity 2 – Sat 24 Oct 2020
We know Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton have the teamwork to perform on the dance floor, but how they will they fare inside The Cube?