Modus FX Launches Previs Division
For an upcoming Hollywood production, Modus gave the previs to the stunt coordinator so he could choreograph all the stunts accordingly, shot by shot with the stunt actors, before production even began. When they got to the set, the stunts were not only choreographed, but everyone knew what angles to use.
“Doing this stunt choreography in previs brought our work to another level,” Wilisky added. “It accelerated shooting time, helped communication between different departments, and saved the filmmakers money.”
In addition to the ability to plan the angle and timing of each shot, Modus is finding the previs process works for directors and cinematographers who prefer to shoot on the fly and capture the moment. “We’re working with some directors who are inspired by the previs, not following it shot by shot,” Wilisky said. “Rather, they use it to give them an idea of angles before shooting.”
“What I love about previs is the way it bridges the preproduction world to postproduction, allowing VFX artists to be closer to the reality of the filmmaker,” Wilisky said. “It has always been our goal at Modus to integrate everything we do with production. With these previs solutions, we just moved a whole lot closer.”