A taste of the Oscar Nominated Visual Effects work behind the destruction of Jedha and the battle on the beaches of Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Hope to see a longer cut of this in the future, as it’s rather short. Spectacular nonetheless.
UPDATE 2017.03.02 The BBC has a bit more backstory on how some the digital shots where taken: a virtual camera – built using an iPad and a VR controller – was used by director Gareth Edwards to direct some of the shots.
The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car.
World War II From Space is a 90 minute documentary visualising key events from World War II from the vantage point of space. This was a huge task as there were 300 animations (most between 20/30 secs) and 79 VFX shots completed in 8 months. This is a montage of some of these sequences.