'Ready Player One': Behind-the-scenes video shows making of the film

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'Ready Player One'
A still from "Ready Player One" film. Ready Player One/ Facebook

A new video shows the making of “Ready Player One,” the blockbuster Sci-Fi film directed by Steven Spielberg. There were two parts of the film, one set in the virtual world and the other set in the real world. Filming had to be done separately for these two parts.

A behind-the-scenes video of the film posted on Collider shows the massive sets that were built for the film. Cast member Ben Mendelsohn (Sorrento) revealed in the video that there were two distinctive phases of production of the movie. One was for the OASIS and the other for the real world.

Tye Sheridan (Parzival/Wade) pointed out that 60 percent of the story takes place in the virtual world and the rest is in the real world. Filming related to the virtual world was done first, which was done in a motion capture studio.

All the cast members who were playing characters who enter the OASIS had to wear full body suits and a helmet that was used to create their virtual avatar. There were dots placed all over their face in order capture their facial expressions.

The video shows the studio that was used to film the OASIS scenes. The studio was full of cameras and there were many cameramen to help capture the scenes. Mendelsohn explained the challenge actors faced while filming these scenes, as they had to forget about the suit, the helmet, and all the cameras; and pretend like they were in the OASIS.

The plot of the film revolves around Wade Watts, who spends most of his time in the OASIS. He is there looking for special keys that will grant the winner control over it, something which is hidden by the recently deceased creator of the virtual world. This puts Wade in a battle against the evil IOI Corporation, and the fight takes place in both the virtual world and the real world.

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