Axis’s Lighting and Rendering department worked to evoke the moody character of Elizabethan London. The team created versions of the CG city at different times of day, night, and year to ensure that whenever an establishing shot appeared, the cityscape was consistent with ADoW’s storyline and current timescale, and that its tone and appearance matched that of the surrounding scenes in the edit.
Mill Scout enables immediate visualization of any object during filming that has been preloaded onto the app. By using the app to place CGI objects into real-world environments, creative teams are now able to tailor shots to VFX specifics, offering increased creative flexibility during the on-set direction process.
Unlike The Lion King, the animals in The One and Only Ivan were required to interact with real live action humans as well as in scenes that were fully digital, most noticeably in the back of the stage enclosure. From a production perspective, this meant the filming was in two distinct parts, which were split approximately 50:50.
When Showtime sought to re-create a ‘1938 Los Angeles’ for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, it looked to visual effects from FuseFX to adjust and augment modern photography to make the setting appear period-correct.