Visual Effects

American Society of Cinematographers Chooses Barco Projector for Screenings

Tue, 07/18/2023 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

The American Society of Cinematographers, founded in 1919, is an invitation-only organization that recognizes industry professionals in the director of photography and visual effects fields. Membership has become a mark of prestige, as the title of ASC member is considered one of the highest honors a Hollywood Industry professional can receive.

Recreating the Uphaar Cinema Trial by Fire

Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:17 -- Nick Dager

FutureWorks helped to recreate Delhi’s Uphaar Cinema disaster for the recent Netflix drama Trial by Fire, delivering all previs images for the devastating fire scenes. The seven-part miniseries is a dramatization of the tragic events of June 13, 1997, where a fire caused by ill-maintained equipment during an afternoon screening of the war epic Border resulted in the deaths of 59 people, with a further 103 injured in the resulting stampede. Due to multiple safety violations, many cinema-goers were trapped inside, eventually succumbing to smoke inhalation.

Disguise, Move.AI Release Invisible Motion Capture

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 09:07 -- Nick Dager

Invisible — a complete technology bundle for real-time marker-less motion capture developed by disguise in partnership with Move.ai – is available now. By removing the need for markers, wearable suits, and long calibration setups, Invisible allows anyone to easily mirror their movements onto a character rig within disguise’s Designer software, all in real time.

Creating Visuals for the Birdsong Project

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:17 -- Nick Dager

Director and visual artist David Orr weaves a single bird’s feather into a shimmering kaleidoscope of incredible complexity and stunning beauty in a video accompanying the new Nick Cave song Wood Dove. Produced by Cave with longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, the song is one of 242 recordings included in a new compilation titled For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, created by music supervisor Randall Poster and producer Rebecca Reagan to benefit the Audubon Society.

Making the Leap

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 13:41 -- Nick Dager

VFX Legion created more than 100 digital effects for the premiere season of NBC Television Network’s new series Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the '90s sci-fi cult classic. Stepping in during pre-production of the first episode, the Los Angeles and British Columbia-based company created a complex mix of 2D and 3D assets across the first season.

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That Wednesday

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 11:15 -- Nick Dager

VFX Legion’s British Columbia studio recently delivered a mix of photoreal visual effects for the debut season of Wednesday, Netflix’s coming-of-age supernatural series. The show revolves around the Addams family’s eldest sibling, Wednesday, a mirthless, death-obsessed teenage girl, with a penchant for the macabre – and psychic abilities. Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Milla were also Wednesday’s showrunners and executive produced the sleuthing teen dramedy alongside filmmaker Tim Burton.

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