Tasked with the creation of the film’s main character, an artificially intelligent android named Ava, VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst and the DNeg team helped make the low-budget sci-fi feature one of the standout movies of the year.
Double Negative has released a breakdown of the Academy Award-winning visual effects created for director Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.
The London-based VFX house and VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst took home Oscar gold (and a BAFTA nomination) for Best Achievement in Visual Effects earlier this year for their work on the small-budget sci-fi feature, which was produced for only $15 million and managed to beat out fellow contenders Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant.
The award was the second consecutive win for DNeg and their third win overall with previous wins for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2015) and Inception (2010). Tasked with the creation of the film’s main character, an artificially intelligent android named Ava, Whitehurst and team helped make Ex Machina one of the standout movies of the year.
Check out the VFX breakdown in the player below: