Extraction is a 2020 American action-thriller film directed by Sam Hargrave (in his feature debut) and written by Joe Russo, based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando Leon Gonzalez, and Eric Skillman.
Extraction VFX Breakdown
Battle-hardened mercenary Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) faces his greatest challenge yet, after he’s tasked with bringing home a crime lord’s abducted son in Extraction (Netflix). Adding to the heart-pounding action, THE THIRD FLOOR worked with Director Sam Hargrave and VFX Supervisor Marko Forker to make an 11-minute continuous “one’r” shot even more epic. TTF creatively visualized a new section, in which several characters dive out of an exploding truck, to extend the already-shot material.
“We mapped out a tech approach using practical sets, blue screens, stunts and a custom Polaris rig to drive alongside a vehicle,” Visualization Supervisor Mitch Gonzalez remarked. “Sam loved the idea of visualizing the work in previs, where we could experiment with different shot selections before filming. Marko loved that we could get a previs pass done and identify the needs for filming to help prepare and be efficient for the shoot. The previs team pitched a dynamic continuation of the one’r while also demonstrating exactly what it would
take technically to capture each shot and string them all together seamlessly.”