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Phosphene Provides VFX for HBO’s 'Boardwalk Empire'

Independent design and visual effects company Phosphene collaborates with HBO on season three of “Boardwalk Empire.”


Independent design and visual effects company Phosphene continues its longstanding collaboration with HBO by joining Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, created by Terence Winter with executive producer Martin Scorsese.

Lesley Robson-Foster said: “Phosphene, as always, brought a lot to the party and I am delighted to have them as partners on my first season at Boardwalk Empire. “

For HBO, the Season 3 VFX team is helmed by VFX Supervisor Lesley-Robson Foster and VFX Producer Parker Chehak.  Phosphene Partner and VFX Supervisor John Bair explained: “Because Lesley and Parker understand the process so well, shots are always thought out and planned with precision, which means we can dedicate all of our time to making them as beautiful as possible.”

Phosphene Partner/VFX Executive Producer, Vivian Connolly adds: “Once again, HBO has provided us with the amazing opportunity to jump into the incredibly compelling visual world of the early 20th Century, first with Mildred Pierce and now with Boardwalk Empire

Phosphene utilized Nuke, 3ds Max with V-ray, Adobe Creative Suite,and PCs running Windows 7 64-bit in the execution of this project.

The Phosphene creative team, led by Bair and Connolly, included VFX Producers Rebecca Dunn, Renuka Ballal and Lea Prainsack;  Lead 3D Artist Vance Miller; Lead Digital Artists Eddie Porter, Aaron Raff and Tim Van Horn; and  Digital Artists Connie Conrad, Luciano DiGeronimo, Greg Radcliffe, Scott Winston.

Source: Phosphene

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.