Blue Spill are very pleased to announce we won an RTS North West Craft award for VFX on Tina and Bobby. Our nomination was alongside Tanvir Hanif, Dave Child, Jim Knopp and Ben Revens with whom we worked with to deliver over 80 shots for the three part series.
We came on board the project with VFX Supervisor Tanvir Hanif, with whom we’ve previously collaborated with on Jonathan Creek. Working closely with CG artists Dave Child, Jim Knopp and Ben Revens, from Fifth Wall, we delivered a range of shots including re-creationing the infamous World Cup final.
The stadium shots were filmed with characters on field, and backgrounds were replaced to match Wembley Stadium in 1966. Flame artist Anthony Brownmoore was overseeing the project within the studio, and after sending the shots to the CG artists for the stadium build, the team then sent back oversized plates for Anthony to track and composite into the final shot. The turn around was quite tight, with production and post was moving forward simultaneously.
The shots varied in difficulty, with one of the more challenging shots being where the characters were walking into the stadium. Anthony explains, “Because of the flags and blurry people in the background – combined with the background being blown out – the shot was more difficult than we’d anticipated. With our tight turnaround we out-sourced our roto, who assisted in providing mattes of the flags and limbs, ready for us to composite into the final shot.”
It was a fantastic project to be involved with, and super excited to have won!