Visual Effects

Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s Tyrant

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

Tyrant, FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant computer-generated palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.

When Movie Night Goes Wrong

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:49 -- Nick Dager

When planning the post-production phase for her film Movie Night, Anne McCarthy turned to Burbank-based AlphaDogs, having worked with them previously. “I now use AlphaDogs exclusively after they were able to fix a problem I had on a past project in just 24 hours. I knew my film would be in good hands and would not have risked taking it anywhere else,” said McCarthy.

SGO Releases Mamba FX v2.0

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

SGO has released version 2.0 of Mamba FX, which gives compositors new toolsets that extend the existing SGO product line and draw on Mistika's compositing and image quality technology. The company says the update also adds several innovative features and functionality.

Creative Post Breaks Ice in the Wonders of the Arctic 3D

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:14 -- Nick Dager

The $4 million Wonders of the Arctic 3D natural world epic marks Science North's fifth IMAX production in conjunction with Lickley and Chicago’s Giant Screen Films. The 42-minute film, which focuses on the effects of climate change to the Arctic environment and the impact on humans and animals, such as the resilient Inuit peoples and Polar bears that reside there, has been distributed in more than 100 theatres around the world.

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