Rodeo FX Crew
Our team, led by Martin Lipmann, did a full recreation of 18th Century Havana. For this particular scene, we created a full CG environment as the Revenge enters the bay with vegetation, beach, water and architecture. The team studied archives and engravings of Havana, and adapted them to create the governor’s mansion in the center frame. The move from 2D mattes to full 3D environments allowed more freedom for camera movements, more diversity for landscape and vegetation and more accurate lighting.
With one boat on shore and water that didn’t exist, our team had to replace numerous sets. We also emphasized the Spanish threat by adding cannons and high fortress walls. We delivered a total of 87 shots for the 4th season of this acclaimed STARZ’s show, which tells the tale of Captain Flint and his pirates. Our studio also worked on the visual effects of the 3rd season of Black Sails, nominated for an Emmy Award and three VES Awards.