The King VFX Breakdown By Dneg

DIRECTOR David Michôd / PRODUCERS Joel Edgerton, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Liz Watts / PRODUCTION COMPANIES Netflix

OVERALL VFX SUPERVISOR Andrew Jackson

DNEG VFX SUPERVISOR Oliver Atherton

DNEG VFX PRODUCER Sara Emack

The King – Netflix

Biographical Dramas Wayward Prince Hal must turn from carouser to warrior king as he faces hostilities from inside and outside the castle walls in the battle for England.

Dneg completed around 276 shots in total. Dneg Vancouver-91, 150 in Mumbai plus around another 50 people for roto and prep.

VFX Supervisor Oliver Atherton talks about work between the DNEG offices. Some of the larger battle scenes had to be split as well, which did start to get a bit confusing as the edit shuffled around. For shared sequences we would identify hero shots and then, once a creative look was locked down, the other team would match towards that. This allowed us to get faster turnarounds on creative notes on the hero shot while still allowing us to push through a large volume of work remotely. We then divided up some of the bigger more time-consuming shots to balance out the workload so that we didn’t overload either team.

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