Priest | Film
VFX Supervisor: Robert Nederhorst
Studio: Svengali FX
CG Supervisor & Visual Effects Artist
Svengali FX handled around 80 shots for the theocratic city known as City Five, and the Jericho wasteland outpost. The city, in particular, was designed to feel enclosed, isolated and oppressive
Mike was able to take a show that needed a tight execution and really make it sing. The artists working with and for him enjoyed the show and did some fantastic work usually not seen with a small crew. This resulted in much less overtime than many of the crew had normally experienced. He's a hard worker and very solid for team leadership.
"That was a 100 per cent CG"
For the Jericho environments, some of which are featured in harsh daylight, production shot a practical set that Svengali extended. In addition, a large degree of atmosphere and smoke was added to the Jericho and City Five scenes, including shots showing an elevator. “That was a 100 per cent CG building with a projected matte painting at the bottom,” says Nederhorst. “The beam of light was a volummetric effect in 3ds Max. I composited this shot myself, adding some lens flares in Nuke, and was pretty excited to work on it seeing as it was an ode to the Bradbury shot from Blade Runner.”