WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel


Main design firm, Pixomondo, has shared with AWN one other nice breakdown reel, and pictures, showcasing their high-end visible results work on CBS All Entry’ Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, which simply garnered them an Emmy Award nomination for the season finale, “Such Candy Sorrow, Half 2.”

In keeping with Pixomondo, “We had been the primary VFX vendor on Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, delivering 1,100 pictures in 11 months. 4 completely different Pixomondo services and over 150 individuals globally labored on the present. Pixomondo Los Angeles was primarily liable for previs. Each Stuttgart and Frankfurt had been supporting the Toronto workplace the place a lot of the work was carried out.  The worldwide workforce was led by VFX supervisor Mahmoud Rahnama in Toronto, who labored intently with the present’s VFX supervisors, Jason Zimmerman and Ante Dekovic.”

As you watch the reel, notice the variability and diploma of element inside the work: alien planets and environments, a number of starships and alien crafts together with the venerable USS Enterprise and the present’s flagship USS Discovery, ship interiors and controls, epic area battles and quite a lot of interstellar explosions and ensuing particles. Additionally remember to try the 10 earlier than / after pictures from the episode under.

Pixomondo shared that as a way to ship lots of of pictures each month whereas sustaining the prime quality they’re identified for, they needed to make many modifications to their pipeline. They turned to Unreal Engine for all previs work, and likewise setup the present in a means the place compositors would get much more management in Nuke simply so they might do lots of the revisions in comp as a substitute of going again to 3D.

They added that of all their Season 2 work, the final battle within the closing episode, for which they had been nominated, was essentially the most difficult, as they ended up having to finish every little thing in only some weeks.

This 12 months’s Emmy Awards ceremony is ready for September 15 on the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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