150 Shots

Project Info

Release Date: May 27th, 2017



Joachim Rønning

Espen Sandberg


Walt Disney Pictures

Overall VFX Supervisors

Gary Brozenich

Bill Kent

Rodeo FX Crew

VFX Supervisor

Martin Lipmann

VFX Producer

Julie Cardinal

We crafted shots accentuating the destruction of the St Martin bank building as it starts to move. Our team replaced the set with a fully CG bank interior and integrated Johnny Depp, adapting the destruction to his reactions, breaking the walls, the woodwork and the tiling on the floor as well as adding smoke, debris and camera movement.

Our team created a digital replica of the diary held by Karina (Kaya Scodelario) including an illuminating antique ruby. We also delivered around 150 shots set on various vessels at night, enhancing scenes by adding backgrounds using either live-action plates or ocean environments simulations as well as cloud and mist. The finale scene of the movie is set on shore before a magnificent sunset. Our team significantly contributed to this scene, replacing the overcast conditions and cloudy sky with extraordinary digital matte paintings of a colorful Caribbean backdrop. We were delighted at this first collaboration with VFX supervisor Gary Brozenich.