Discover the TV shows that pushed VFX to new heights in the last 20 years
THE TOP 10 TV SHOWS FOR VFX DISCOVER THE SHOWS THAT PUSHED VFX TO NEW HEIGHTS PRESENTS: www.creativebloq.com
Weve brought together 10 shows, spanning more than 20 years of television, which showcase the very best in VFX. Enjoy! www.creativebloq.com
THE X-FILES Series run: 19932002 VFX by: Digital Magic VFX Supervisors: Glenn Campbell, Laurie Kallsen- George, John C. Wash and Deena Burkett Standout episodes: Rush, First Person Shooter 10 www.creativebloq.com
The X-Files won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series in 2000 for the episode First Person Shooter. www.creativebloq.com FUN FACT: THE TANK AT 3:35 IN THIS VIDEO IS TOTALLY CG!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Series run: 19972003 VFX by: Zoic Studios VFX Supervisor: Loni Peristere Standout episodes: Beneath You, Dirty Girls, Chosen (finale) 9 LONI PERISTERE ON THE SECRETS OF BUFFY DUSTINGS www.creativebloq.com
Joss Whedon and his team thought BIG for the final episode of Buffy, so we assembled some of the best artists in the industry to achieve this vision. Loni Peristere, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios www.creativebloq.com
DINOTOPIA Series run: 20022003 VFX by: Framestore VFX Supervisor: Mike McGee Standout episodes: Marooned, The Big Fight, Crossroads 8 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DINOTOPIA TRAILER! www.creativebloq.com
Dinotopias VFX supervisor Mike McGee on setting up Framestore www.creativebloq.com CLICK HERE FOR MIKE MCGEE INTERVIEW!
FIREFLY Series run: 20022003 VFX by: Zoic Studios VFX Supervisor: Loni Peristere Standout episodes: Serenity (pilot), The Train Job, Ariel, Objects in Space 7 CLICK TO WATCH FIREFLY SHOWREEL FROM ZOIC STUDIOS! www.creativebloq.com
Joss and I met in 1997 at his office for an official review of Digital Magics first Visual Effect for "Buffy", a vampire dusting! Loni Peristere, VFX Supervisor on Firefly www.creativebloq.com
BAND OF BROTHERS Series run: 2001 VFX by: Cinesite VFX Supervisor: Ken Dailey Standout episodes: Day of Days, Replacements, Crossroads, Bastogne 6 SEE HOW SOME OF THE 700+ VFX SHOTS WERE CREATED! www.creativebloq.com
Its desaturated. Theres not much colour in it. Its as though youre back in the 1940s with a 1940s camera actually shooting stuff for real. Ken Dailey, VFX Supervisor at Cinesite www.creativebloq.com
HEROES Series run: 20062010 VFX by: Stargate Studios VFX Supervisor: Mark Spatny, Christopher D. Martin, Eric Grenaudier Standout episodes: The Second Coming, The Butterfly Effect, Five Years Gone 5 CLICK TO SEE SOME OF THE GREAT VFX IN HEROES! www.creativebloq.com
In the destruction of Tokyo you see the people, you see the cars, you see buildings, and all of those elements are CG. Eric Grenaudier, VFX Supervisor at Stargate Studios www.creativebloq.com
THE WALKING DEAD Series run: 2010Present VFX by: Stargate Studios VFX Supervisor: Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling, Darrell Pritchett Standout episodes: Beside the Dying Fire, Days Gone By 4 WATCH THE SEASON THREE VFX BREAKDOWN NOW! www.creativebloq.com
For the zombie getting sliced in half we have to generate organs and intestines, but we try and make it as natural as possible with the practical elements. Martin Hilke, Lead Artist at Stargate Studios www.creativebloq.com
FALLING SKIES Series run: 2011Present VFX by: Zoic Studios VFX Supervisor: Andrew Orloff, Curt Miller, Dan Dixon, Blaine Lougheed Standout episodes: Live & Learn, The Armory, Worlds Apart 3 ANDREW ORLOFF OF ZOIC STUDIOS TALKS SKITTERS AND MORE! www.creativebloq.com
We decided early on to use performance capture. This allows Noah (Wyle) to perform against a stand in actor, who we later remove from the scene. Andrew Orloff, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios www.creativebloq.com
GAME OF THRONES Series run: 2011Present VFX by: Pixomondo, Mackevision, Spin, MPC, Rodeo, Scanline, Bluebolt, Peanut and more VFX Supervisor: Joe Bauer, Jrn Grohans, Doug Campbell, Rainer Gombos, Juri Stanossek, Angela Barson, Adam McInnes and more Standout episodes: Valar Dohaeris, Valar Morghulis, Fire and Blood 2 SEE THE VFX OF WESTEROS! www.creativebloq.com
Watch the Pixmondo VFX breakdown for season 2 now! www.creativebloq.com WATCH PIXMONDOS WORK ON SEASON TWO!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Series run: 20042009 VFX by: Atmosphere Visual Effects and Zoic Studios VFX Supervisor: Gary Hutzel Standout episodes: 33, The Hand of God, Exodus: Part II, Daybreak: Part II 1 CLICK TO SEE SHOWCASE OF BATTLESTARS AMAZING VFX www.creativebloq.com
The style of camera work was the biggest mark the show had. It had to feel as if there was someone really there following along and shooting the action. Emile Smith, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios www.creativebloq.com