VFX Breakdown – Watch “Logan” Gore People With Help From Rising Sun Pictures
Warning: Claws Impaling & Slicing Ahead.
Rising Sun Pictures is a VFX company based out of of Australia founded in 1995. They have worked on plenty of big budget films including 3 Harry Potter films, Gravity, and The Hunger Games to name just a few VFX heavies.
RSP provided over 230 shots to the film Logan which included matte paintings, to the gore fest of action as Logan stabbed and sliced his way through the bad guys. From RSP:
It went beyond tight match-moving and claw integration. For some of the really specific penetration moments, we had to remove, stabilize and reposition Logan’s arms, fists and claws to suit the composition and timing of the shot.
One of the most intensive sequences was shot with camera shake and the team had to stabilize the footage to pull clean plates:
Ultimately, the team chose to start over and stabilize the production footage. “We found that shots with high contrast content and aggressive high frequency shake produced ideal results without too much modification“ says co-VFX Supervisor Anthony Smith. “We developed techniques to augment the blur artifacts with custom-animated kernels applied through the FFT (fast Fourier Transform) method. That produced sharp and controllable results.
Watch the entire reel below, and visit their site to learn more about the company.