December 18, 2016
Rodeo FX delivered 126 visual effects shots for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world.
Helmed by David Yates, who directed four Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts is a spinoff to the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. When a wizard, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), loses his magical suitcase full of enchanted creatures during a visit to New York, he and his new friends must chase them down and try to recapture them.
“Our first significant creature work was done on The Legend of Tarzan. The team did such a great job that Warner Bros. welcomed our bid for Fantastic Beasts” said Arnaud Brisebois, VFX supervisor at Rodeo FX. “The studio recognized our capabilities and trusted us to successfully deliver on this film.”
"It was a pleasure to work with Arnaud and the talented team at Rodeo FX on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” said Christian Manz, production VFX supervisor. “Their contribution to the Newt's Case sequence was truly beautiful and the extensions to MACUSA seamless. I look forward to working with everybody again. Well done!"
Come have a look at the breakdown pictures on our work on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.