MPC Episodic’s VFX Supervisor Mike Bell and VFX Producer Alannah Belanger led the project consisting of shots for episodes 9, ‘Paradise Lost’ and 10, ‘The Lion and the Lamb’. They worked closely with Production VFX Supervisor and Producer, Rob Delicata. The team’s work included a range of effects including FX simulations, environment extensions and a fully CG baby.
Warner Bros Television EPIX
AEAF - NOMINATION
TV SERIES VFX
The most challenging sequence the artists faced was for the CG baby. Due to COVID restrictions at the time, babies were not allowed on set. An important scene for two core characters, the CG work had to deliver and help elevate this emotional scene. MPC Episodic’s VFX Supervisor, Mike Bell, said “Although the scene required only a few shots, we had to ensure the CG baby didn’t look too contrived, or it would be distracting for the viewer. We spent a fair amount of time researching typical baby movements and mannerisms, from how they yawn, to bodily twitches and eye movements.”
Rob Delicata, VFX Supervisor