The process of postvis on ‘Cocaine Bear’

How do you add a bear to plates and help create a performance?

This week on the befores & afters podcast, we’re chatting to Halon Entertainment co-founder Brad Alexander about the studio’s postvis work on Cocaine Bear.

befores & afters has already covered the final VFX work by Wētā FX on the Elizabeth Banks film, so make sure you check that out.

Here I’m chatting to Brad about Halon’s work in helping to choreograph scenes once they had been filmed. It’s a really interesting discussion, too, about implementing a postvis bear with proper CG hair into the plates, plus working in Unreal Engine on the shots.

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Listen to the podcast, and check out this gallery of images and a video breakdown, below.

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