The VFX secrets behind Godzilla

MPC (opens in new tab) has released an exclusive breakdown of the work behind key scenes in the film Godzilla, available on DVD now.

The four-minute video plays sequences of the film – including Godzilla battling a winged nasty in a mashed up city – then freezes on a single shot to unravel the modelling, rigging, texturing and light effects behind it, giving a fascinating insight into the creative process behind the movie's astonishing effects.

MPC's VFX secrets behind Godzilla

The breakdown of Godzilla's VFX work is the latest in a series for MPC that includes Prometheus and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The UK’s Moving Picture Company (MPC) has been at the forefront of VFX for over 25 years. With eight offices around the world, including in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam, their work includes Godzilla, the Harry Potter franchise, and in advertising campaigns for Samsung, Coca-Cola and Sony.

After winning an Oscar for his VFX supervision on Life of Pi, Guillaume Rocheron joined MPC Vancouver to lead the creation of everyone's favourite prehistoric Japanese movie monster.

You can read our interview with Rocheron here – and why not have a look at these 5 design tributes to Godzilla, too?

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Beren Neale
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Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.