Zoic Creates VFX for Breaking Dawn 2
Kenton Rannie and Ralph Maiers made repeated forays to the nearby woods of Stanley Park to shoot additional trees and undergrowth to create foreground, midground, and background layers of the forest. These elements gave Zoic the tools to really fill in the lushness of the forest, as Condon art-directed the environment almost bush by bush. On one aerial shot, Zoic’s comp team had to reposition the cliff face relative to the camera move and under the climber’s position, rather than simply move the climber to the correct spot on the cliff.
Along with key establishing shots of Seattle and Denali, Stetson’s favorite moments included turning a summer shot of the Swan family home into a snowy winter scene, and making Bella sparkle in the forest. Stetson concluded, “It was a great pleasure to work with Terry Windell and Karen Murphy again. They made this project an experience we enjoyed and a result we are proud of!”
Source: Zoic Studios