Posted at Imagineersystems.com:
"LOOK’s effects for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan have been nominated for both VES and BAFTA awards for visual effects. In fact, one of the more interesting attributes of Black Swan, is that you wouldn’t necessarily think of it as a VFX heavy movie. It looks like a straightforward film; yes, with some amazing special effects! In fact, the filmmakers worked quite hard to make it appear as such. They wanted the viewer to focus on the drama, and not the VFX. And that’s where LOOK FX comes in. Because at the end of the day, their specialty is immersing you in the film, and not distracting you with effects. We recently spoke with the team at LOOK and asked them to describe the project, its challenges, and how they overcame those challenges to deliver such an impressive body of work."
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"The VFX crew at LOOK FX was huddled around the workstation. It was late, they were tired, and they had spent the better part of the last 8 weeks trying to nail this project down - make it perfect. Anxiety was setting in, the shot just wasn’t working, and the client was getting antsy.
The client: Fox Searchlight Pictures. The project: Black Swan. This was a big deal."