Something a little different from our regular programming but nonetheless amazing.
Rodeo FX races with Lucy in a spectacular car chase
Montreal, July 28, 2014 – Montreal-based VFX studio Rodeo FX completed more than 160 visual effects shots for Luc Besson’s highly anticipated movie Lucy. This was the company’s first collaboration with the French writer/Director, who is behind some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history (La femme Nikita, The 5th element).
Rodeo FX’s President & Founder Sébastien Moreau was thrilled to work with Besson: “Luc stands as one of the great action movie Directors. He is a visionary auteur who writes the most exciting action scenes while directing stylish and visually rich movies. We are particularly proud to have contributed to the white-knuckle car chase – a great action-packed sequence!”, says Moreau.
Rodeo FX participated in the creation of a number of incredible sequences in the movie, including the breath-taking car chase through the busy streets of Paris. Led by VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin, the Rodeo FX team designed the colorful light rays emitted by the various mobile devices as well as conceived and skillfully crafted Lucy’s supernatural x-ray vision. The artists created extensive matte paintings and CG set extensions for the city of Taipei, modeled and animated various CG weapons, and achieved considerable digital compositing feats all within an IMAX friendly 4K resolution. Rodeo’s workload was a perfect blend of highly technical effects conceived through a creative and conceptual iterative process with the director.