It has just been announced that The Revenant has been awarded an Academy Award nomination for Visual Effects. This is a fantastic acknowledgement of Cinesite’s extensive work across the production. Congratulations to vfx supervisor Rich McBride and everyone who contributed to the amazing effects.
The invisible range of effects included digital matte painting and set extension, fx simulation (fluid and particles), character animation, lighting, cg trees, cleaning and compositing. However, Cinesite’s main task was to create the fluid transitions between shots, eliminating cuts and enhancing the experiential aspect of the drama.
Cinesite’s teams in London, Montreal and Vancouver (Image Engine) worked as a partnership to create the effects.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will take place in Hollywood, California, on February 28th, 2016.