"The Unholy", a Sony Pictures/Screen Gems feature film produced by Sam Raimi came to a grinding halt just 10 days shy of their wrap date, due to the COVID pandemic. But with the ingenuity of the visual effects and post production team, the film was pulled off the shelf, solutions were devised, and the film was completed. It hit the big screen in theaters across the country in April - one of the first films to be released theatrically, in the U.S., since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Join us at May’s LAPPG Meeting as we explore the original shoot prior to shutdown with Cinematographer, Craig Wrobleski, CSC and how Temprimental VFX navigated the shutdown using creative VFX solutions, to bring “The Unholy” to the Silver Screen.
Award-winning cinematographer, Craig Wrobleski, CSC ("The Umbrella Academy", "In the Tall Grass", "Tales from the Loop", "Fargo" and "Legion") will discuss techniques and equipment used (ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses) to capture the frightening mood.
Executive VFX Producer and Founder of Temprimental VFX, Raoul Bolognini, PGA, AMPAS ("Fast & Furious", "The Twilight Saga" and "Tomorrow Never Dies") details the post production solutions to complete this unfinished film remotely and to solve principal photography issues brought about by the pandemic.
VFX Supervisor at Temprimental VFX, Robert Grasmere ("Where’d You Go Bernadette", "The Zookeeper’s Wife", "The Giver") will share specific examples, such as how they finished scenes while keeping actors socially distant -- across continents!
*Space is limited! You must register. The first 100 attendees to "arrive" on Zoom will be admitted. If capacity is reached, head to YouTube for the live stream.
** To participate in our giveaway, be sure when you register to use your real name and valid email address so we can reach you if you win. To be eligible to win, you must stay until the end. Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting.