VFX Breakdown – Ben-Hur by CGF Visual Effects
CGF Visual Effects Facility is a Russia based VFX studio opened in 2004 who works on films and TV. Some films you may have heard of include Hardcore Henry, Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and Night Watch.
CGF completed some of the VFX shots for the (critically panned) Ben-Hur released in 2016. A film that never begged for a remake. The Russian VFX connection comes courtesy of the Director Timur Bekmambetov
CGF’s work involved taking a horseback chase scene and transforming the environments to appear more treacherous and to alter the location. Also in the breakdown are various mattes to add layers of dust elements bringing the action to life.