Visual Effects

Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, blue screen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes.

Method Demolishes Downtown LA in San Andreas

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:39 -- Nick Dager

The action thriller San Andreas, now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.

Filmworkers, Churchill Studios Stage Shark Attack for La Quinta

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Man-eating sharks turn cuddly in a new campaign for La Quinta. Filmworkers and Churchill Studio provided the inspired computer generated magic for Swim in which a businessman is dropped into a dive tank filled with blood thirsty sea creatures. The campaign was conceived by DDB Chicago, and directed by David McNally of Company Films.

FuseFX Works Witchcraft on WGN America’s Salem

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:48 -- Nick Dager

Burbank-headquartered FuseFX has been providing visual effects for Salem since the drama about witches in colonial Massachusetts made its debut last year as WGN America’s first original series. Currently in the midst of the show’s 13-episode second season, the studio’s team of artists is hard at work, helping to conjure a 17th century world riven with black magic, intrigue and strife. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

Kung Fury Making Online Debut

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:23 -- Nick Dager

Following a successful Cannes Film Festival premiere, David Sandberg's ‘80s-inspired film Kung Fury makes its online debut this week. Kickstarter-funded by 17,000 backers, the 30-minute film follows a Miami-based kung fu cop as he time travels from the ‘80s to the ‘40s on a mission to take out Adolf Hitler, a plotline augmented by 399 over-the-top VFX shots delivered by a 46-person crew at Scandinavian VFX house Fido.



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