Outpost VFX completed over 120 shots on Bryn Higgins' highly-acclaimed film, Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn
We created CG water on the ceiling of a hotel room in Realflow, rendered in Arnold. The bird 'nightmare' where a mangey old crow crawls out of Lily's mouth was the biggest challenge.
We built the crow in Maya and rendered it in V-Ray, using Yeti to achieve the fur and smaller feathers. Adam Burnett and Daniel Kmet brought their amazing character skills into play on this sequence. Light trails featured as part of Lily's imaginings of her condition and these were built and animated in Maya as textured strips that were then worked on in Nuke.
In additions to the bigger more obvious work, Marcin Kolendo led our Nuke team across dozens of invisible effects shots such as adding lens flares, image morphing and stretching to enhance the psychedelic nature of Lily's world.
It was a fine balance to get a valid representation of how epileptic seizures begin to take hold and as such a personal experience it is incredibly hard to get right. The Nuke team iterated through months of tests and look development to finally get a palette of effects that gave the film its visual impact whilst retaining continuity. This has been an amazing adventure into a totally unique visual world for Outpost VFX.
We hope you enjoy getting a little insight into what went into it!