Visual effects company Rodeo FX contributed 50 VFX shots to the feature film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 now in theaters. The company previously provided VFX to an earlier edition of the Twilight Saga series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Since its founding in 2006, Rodeo FX has created, designed and produced digital visual effects featured within dozens of hit movies. In addition to the two Twilight Saga films, the company’s other recent such projects include The Amazing Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, Underworld Awakening, Rango, Mirror Mirror, and many others.
For The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 Rodeo FX provided a number of digital background scenes, depicting various jungle and city locations around the world. The company also produced a number of green-screen comps and headshot replacements.
“We’re delighted to have contributed VFX to two editions of the Twilight Saga series, one of the most successful motion picture franchises in Hollywood history,” said Sébastien Moreau, President/VFX Supervisor/Founder, Rodeo FX.
Terry Windell, VFX Supervisor for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2, said, “Rodeo FX delivered to us a number of terrific environments, in particular a sequence depicting a scene from the Volturi’s past taking place in a Medieval Russian village for which Rodeo created the establishing matte painting. We had actors on a partial exterior set, and Rodeo provided set extensions and matte paintings as seen at dusk, with a castle in the background. They were able to extend the village with great continuity, all against very dramatic red skies. They also added fires and interactive light to this village scene, to give it a truly ominous feel. In another scene, in which an image of Brazil is projected into Edward’s mind by another character, they provided a matte painting and a waterfall. The Rodeo FX team is excellent at presenting us with material that depicts a particular mood and sensibility. They did a wonderful job.”
Adds Karen Murphy, VFX Producer for the newest Twilight Saga film, “Rodeo FX stands at the top of my first call list for matte paintings, regardless of the Canadian tax breaks that are offered by the fact that they are based in Montreal. Their quality of work is truly excellent – their photo-realism for environments is A- list. They are easy to work with, and the time zone factors (West Coast for us and East Coast for them) are seamless -- no problems. They are great collaborators, and their team is comprised of really great talent.”
Source: Rodeo FX