London’s The Senate VFX completed 186 shots for Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s Dark Shadows—the latest Tim Burton opus which opened last week. Anton Yri, vfx supervisor, worked with vfx producer Sam Spacey to oversee six major sequences in the film. Yri was on set for the duration of first unit and model photography production plates.
“We were entrusted with a broad range of work which required a great variety of visual effects techniques — from extensive green screen work to full CG environments, ghost FX and creature animation,” states Yri. “We had a significant number of shots requiring CG, which coupled with meeting the demands of a visionary director, made Dark Shadows a challenging yet hugely rewarding project.”
Sequences included shots involving the Collinwood Manor, the Angel Bay/Fish Canning Factory, the McDonalds/Construction Attack and the Josette Supernatural/Ghost scenes. The Senate’s specialty in CG environments and invisible effects has also been utilized for The Da Vinci Code & Angels & Demons (which received VES Award nominations for Best Supporting Visual Effects), Wrath of the Titans, Captain America and more.
Check out these cool before-and-after pics courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures: