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The Walk – Best Visual EffectsWinner | 2016 | Satellite Award
The Walk | Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal FeatureNominee | 2016 | VES
Working closely with VFX Supervisor Kevin Baillie, our team realized more than 100 visual effects shots for this biographic movie from director Robert Zemeckis, telling the unbelievable prowess of Philippe Petit, who, in August 1974, walked on a wire the 45m separating the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.
Our team was tasked with recreating the plazza and the lobby of the iconic building, as well as a whole part of Manhattan in the 70’s, with the help of practical footage shot in Montreal. For the exact reconstruction of the Twin Towers, who were still being in construction when Petit did the impossible, we modelled the building basing ourselves on the construction plan and on thousands of photographs and visual historical references, as well as 3D models shared by the production.
Our work also included breathtaking sequence where Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) stands at the Statue of Liberty and speaks to a huge audience, with Manhattan in the background and a 3D hero seagull who accompanied Petit in his feat. Besides Lady Liberty and the bird, our team created many 3D elements to add motion to the scenes, including cabs, cars, trees and crowds.
We won a Satellite Award in the Best Visual Effects category for our work on The Walk, shared with Atomic Fiction and UPP’s artists . We were also nominated for a VES Award for Best Supporting visual Effects in a feature film.