In 1872 London, English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, takes an ambitious bet to go around the world in 80 days. An international production, Around the World in 80 Days was produced by Slim Film + Television (UK) and Federation Entertainment (FR), as well as the European Alliance formed by France Télévisions, ZDF (Germany) and RAI (Italy), and several production companies based around the world.
France Télévisions, ZDF and RAI
Steve Barron, Charles Beeson and Brian Kelly
Genie Awards - Winner
Best Visual Effects - TV Fiction
For directors Steve Barron, Charles Beeson and Brian Kelly, the driving force for the visual effects was an accurate reflection of the historical period across worldwide locations. Starting with sequences that took place in England, where the environments were digitally recreated to achieve authenticity, from city skylines to the English Channel.
Watch our VFX breakdown for Episode 1, below:
Marc Libert, Head of Physical Production – Federation Entertainment
Under the overall supervision of Jean-Louis Autret, and the leadership of VFX producer Delphine Lasserre and VFX supervisor Hugues Namur, MPC’s teams in Paris and Bangalore worked on nearly 350 VFX shots across eight months, creating visual effects to reflect the historical reality of the time and environments.
Hugues Namur, VFX Supervisor
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Take a behind the scenes look at TV Series “Around the World in 80 Days,” created by Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson, starring David Tennant. From a myriad of effects to an award-winning finish, this case study displays what is achievable through true global collaboration. (French language, English Subtitles provided).