Eyetronics Scans for Contortionist VFX in Exorcist: The Beginning
We tried to composite several different live-action shots of Scorupcos stunt double, but couldnt achieve the look we wanted, especially when the character lifts her arms over her head, said Ray McIntyre Jr., vfx supervisor with Pixel Magic. And when we tried the all-CG approach, the neckline and upper torso of the dress didnt match well through the entire movement. In the end, the combination of live-action and CG made the look more realistic.
The cross dismount sequence was composited into the final scene with a live-action background. Pixel Magic replicated the lighting from the filmed sequence in the CG elements. As with the spider walk scenes, they used Syflex Cloth Simulator to create movement in the CG dress.
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