Go in-depth on the visual effects by FuseFX for ‘Wendell & Wild’

Combining stop-motion and digital effects.

This week on the podcast we’re chatting to Paul Santagada, who was visual effects supervisor at FuseFX on Henry Selick’s stop-motion film Wendell & Wild, now streaming on Netflix.

Paul supervised the FuseFX LA work and visual effects supervisor Ryan Grobins supervised the FuseFX Vancouver work in the film.

In our chat, Paul and I talk about the role of VFX in adding, augmenting, but also preserving, what had been filmed for real via stop-motion on the film.

He gives some great insight into a couple of very specific and clever approaches to environment work on Fuse’s shots, including skies.

Plus a look at the very delicate work of clean up and rig removal.

This episode is sponsored by SideFX, the makers of Houdini. Houdini Foundations for Houdini 19.5 is now available as a print-on-demand book through the Lulu Ebook company. This 224 page book contains 9 chapters designed to help artists take their first steps into Houdini. You can order the book here.

Listen to the podcast here, and watch FuseFX’s reel embedded below.

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