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Method Studios Brings VFX ‘Magic’ to Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

April 1, 2021, 09:47 AM


Innovative, Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis' approach to his latest film, The Witches, based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, called for extensive animation and VFX work to bring the story to life. While the 1990 version, starring Anjelica Huston, primarily made use of practical effects to tell the story, Zemeckis wanted to make use of all the digital technology developed since then to create a much more photoreal film. This would require extensive character and creature animati...

WATCH: ‘A Discovery of Witches’ VFX Breakdown

March 26, 2021, 08:34 AM


Double, double toil and trouble! The second season of Sky One’s A Discovery of Witches premiered in January, but the on-screen magic isn’t only for the coven! Axis Studios recreated an entire historically accurate Elizabethan London in CG for the season, delivering 100 shots for 10 episodes over a span of 18 months, which included working throughout the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.


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