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Interview: Little Women Visual Effects

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Boris FX interviews Brian Drewes, VFX Supervisor, who worked on director Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. Drewes works for Boston-based Zero VFX. In the interview, he talks about working on set, visual effects challenges, and the importance of having Boris FX tools in his arsenal.

There’s a scene where Amy, the bratty youngest sister, falls through the ice while ice skating. With this in mind, Drewes explains:

I knew we were into full environment builds, closeup CG and interactive ice, broken ice chunks, water, and some face replacements. Early on we discussed the nature of the ice with Greta and Yorick Le Saux (DP). We decided on some concepts that our VFX art director Matt Friedlander and team put together where the ice has a distinctly darker vibe. It felt more authentic and matched the kind of pond ice that forms in early winter in New England.

Additionally, he also talks about his use of Boris FX tools in the film, and in his day to day work.

These are core tools for us. We literally use them every day in both our commercial and feature pipeline. We are especially stoked on the potential that tight integration between Silhouette and Mocha Pro holds. It will be a massive time-saver!

In the hope that you’ll see it, it is an absolutely charming and I highly recommend it. To point out, Little Women is a Best Picture Nominee in the upcoming Academy Awards.

Read the full interview with Brian Drewes

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