The making of Stranger Things: old-school artistry meets the latest in VFX pipeline tech
June 7, 2017
With 30 years, 106 feature films, and 17 television series under their belt, Toronto-based SPIN VFX know a thing or two about creating captivating imagery for feature film and TV.
Not bad going for a studio that describe themselves as small to mid-sized.
So how can a smaller studio like this compete alongside the Sonys, Wetas and ILMs of the world to win work on productions as high-profile as The Expanse, Game of Thrones, Suicide Squad and Spotlight?
As Visual Effects Supervisor Colin Davies explains, the secret lies - amongst other things - in a single lighter being able to produce a larger number of high-quality shots:
“From one scene file, they can light 10, 20, 100 shots. We've seen a tremendous increase in our productivity.”
Greater shot volume is only one part of this puzzle however: flexibility and saving time also play a huge part. Find out how in the video below.
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