Emerald City

Dir: Tarsem Singh
NBC

Previs
VP
Graphics
VFX
Nviz provided BAFTA-nominated VFX across the whole season of Emerald City, described as a modern re-imagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz'.


We created a wide range of shots with some extensive environment work, matte paintings, set extensions, complicated wire removal, gore enhancement, crowd duplication and also a CG creature.

One shot presented a matchmove challenge whereby we were adding hundreds of drowning witches to a soaring wave. Without any points of reference a hand track became necessary but with a little patience our lead matchmove artist delivered a solid track. 

For the interior shots of Glinda's castle we were tasked with creating a magical door. We came up with several designs before moving into look development for the opening mechanism and then rolling out across multiple episodes.


Emerald City on IMDB.

Read more about our work on CG World.

Credits
Nviz VFX SupervisorThomas Dyg
Nviz VFX SupervisorAdam Rowland