For ABC's epic new series Blood & Oil, premiering September 27, 2015. Fusion created the vfx for Mr. Wolf, Culver City (Creative Director/VFX Supervisor, Danny Yoon) and Rebel Films on a series trailer. Matthew Rolston directed. Fusion created cg oil for the inkwell spill, the pool of oil, the champagne burst, the oil lasso and the fire igniting the lasso. Fusion also did camera tracking, match-moving, modeling and animation. The lighter that's tossed into the air, igniting the oil lasso, is all cg.
The hardest effect, by far, was the champagne burst. It involved almost every difficult thing possible in cg fluids: a very short schedule, challenging art direction, very tight timing, custom force fields, adaptation of our smorganic technology, and application of a time ramp in the sim even though the footage was not time ramped (and so neither could be the matchmoved bottle that the liquid emerges from). Taken together, we were able to get a shot done to client happiness level that, from the technical perspective, was initially thot impossible.
Fusion's team: Lauren Millar (Creative Director); Mark Stasiuk (Visual Effects Supervisor); Chris Ferrari (fx artist); Rif Dagher (fx artist); Alex Greenberg (modeling, animating, match-moving); Aslan Zamaev (modeling, match-moving).