Rushes Provides VFX for Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights
Press Release from Rushes Film&TV
Wuthering Heights is Andrea Arnold’s latest film based on Emily Bronte’s novel and was shot on location with cinematography by Robbie Ryan (Golden Lion Winner at Venice Film Festival 2011).
Rushes Film&TV, having worked with Andrea and Editor Nicolas Chaudeurge on both ‘Red Road’ and ‘Fish Tank’, were asked to work on the VFX which consisted in part of a number of shots of rain addition. Needless to say, shooting in the north of England doesn’t mean it will rain on demand and Rushes team, led by VFX Supervisor Jonathan Privett, were required to both add and subtract rain across a selection of shots to add to the mood or aid continuity.
In addition various modern details on the landscape and buildings were removed and cleaned up. Louise Hussey, Rushes VFX Producer and Jonathan Privett explain, “The effects had to be seamless and invisible. Andrea’s films are never about flashy visible VFX but subtle work that simply works with the beautiful shots in the right context.”
The DI was completed at Rushes sister company, Deluxe 142 by Rob Pizzey. The film will be released in cinemas by Artificial Eye on 11 November 2011.
Production Title: Wuthering Heights
Production Company: Ecosse Films
Director: Andrea Arnold
Producer: Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae
Film Editor: Nicolas Chaudeurge
VFX Supervisor: Jonathan Privett
VFX Producer: Louise Hussey
VFX Line Producers: Warwick Hewett /Paul Hyman
VFX Coordinator: Paul Jones
CG Artists: Craig Travis, Seb Barker
VFX Compositors: Dan Alterman, Simone Coco, Barry Corcoran, Costas Charitou, Noel Harmes, Matt Lawrence, Brad Le Riche, Mike Connolly, Gareth Repton
VFX Assistant: Eleanor Rogers, Michael Duong