VFX
The atmosphere of snow: two movies and a show that subtly blended nature with effects to portray an environment of beautiful cold murder

The atmosphere of snow: two movies and a show that subtly blended nature with effects to portray an environment of beautiful cold murder

A talented director will take a beautiful bleak landscape and make the desolate feel lush and the emptiness feel alive. A talented VFX artist will make it seem like the director did it all on their own.
The two snow movies and a show we’re using as role models for natural snow blended with VFX are Wind River, The Revenant, and the television series Fargo.

The marsh atmosphere in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and the editing and VFX relationship that helped shape it

The marsh atmosphere in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and the editing and VFX relationship that helped shape it

When you cut through the external buzz of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, what you have is an adventure mystery built on the foundation of an atmosphere. The marsh – the buzz of cicadas and the sun that drips down through the cypress trees – it’s a living piece of this story. The effects and the composition are paramount.
We talked to editor Alan E. Bell and VFX Supervisor Kolby Kember of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ about how they helped build the atmosphere of Crawdads with their editing and visual effects expertise.

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