Project Power – VFX Breakdown by Framestore
Check out this amazing & insightful VFX Breakdown “Project Power” by the talented team at Framestore. For more information, please see the details and links below :
Framestore team was thrilled to be involved in the creative process from early concept art through to the show’s final explosive VFX, working closely with directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (Catfish, Nerve) to unlock each character’s eye-popping powers as well as high-octane action sequences, ambitious CG set builds and some innovative use of LED technology.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback and Machine Gun Kelly the film throws us into a murky world where a new designer drug can, for good or for ill, unlock five minutes of latent power in the person taking it. Ivan Moran (Arrival, Ghost in the Shell) worked client-side as the show’s overall VFX supervisor, while VFX Supervisors João Sita and Matthew Twyford worked on 400+ shots that took in expertise from the studio’s concept art, vis dev and VFX teams.
A key sequence sees a full-frame shot of Frank (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) staring into the camera as he takes – and survives – a bullet point-blank to the head. The slow-motion sequence was filmed at 800 frames per second, with the camera unflinchingly documenting every skin ripple. Every curl of gunsmoke was meticulously created and simulated in FX, referencing real gun shots filmed at over 70,000 frames per second. “The challenge was to precisely recreate the timing of the ripples and the hair movement from the plate which was achieved on set with a high-velocity blast of air,” says Sita. Referencing an armadillo’s leathery protective shell for the sequence’s distinctive look, the CFX team meticulously sculpted the folds and ripples in CG. The final touch saw the Groom team add full digital hair onto Frank, so as to perfectly time the hair lift and to disguise the constant wind through the actor’s hair from the air gun used on set.
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Project Power VFX Breakdown