MPC has posted a nice breakdown reel of its Oscar-winning visual effects work on Life of Pi.
Lead by VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and VFX producer Genevieve West, the studio created over 110 shots, including two massive storm sequences: the sinking of Pi’s cargo ship The Tsimtsum, and the “Storm of God”.
Other work included animating over 20 panicked animals aboard the sinking ship, creating a CG lizard, hornbill and cassowaries for the opening titles and the first shots of Pi leaving India on board The Tsimtsum.
Other studios’ VFX work on the movie
If you missed it last year, there is also a short making-of video showing some of Rhythm & Hues’ VFX work on the film (above), including digital oceans, the whale breaching – and, of course, the digital tiger.
ARRI has also posted footage of a session with Rhythm & Hues digital effects supervisor Jason Bayever, focusing mainly on the camera work and the source footage used in the VFX.