Directed By: David Fincher Visual Effects Supervisor: Eric Barba
Invisible effects were the focus for Digital Domain on David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Under the direction of Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Barba,
Digital Domain addressed one of the movie’s core action sequences – the spectacular car crash featuring a motorcycle-riding Lisbeth Salander (Roony Mara); creating a CG head for Mara to replace the helmeted stunt rider’s head seamlessly throughout the sequence. Digital Domain also created a CG Range Rover for the sequence and crashed it in a fiery explosion.
Extending sets, removing and creating buildups, ‘autumnizing’ sequences, and adding snow and ice to make the Swedish winter even more frigid were all part of the 240 shots handled by Digital Domain teams in Venice and Florida.