Making the VFX for Netflix's Atlas

Atlas VFC by MPC
(Image credit: MPC)

Brad Peyton's Atlas starring Jennifer Lopez has made a big impact on Netflix, and part of that is thanks to the epic VFX from MPC. The visual effects company has just released its VFX breakdown reel for the sci-fi movie, and it's provided insights into how it created some of the most complex sequences.

Some 825 artists delivered 266 shots covering a wide variety of work. Led by Production VFX Supervisor Lindy DeQuattro and VFX Producer Blondel Aidoo, MPC’s team created full CG environments, set extensions, spaceships, digital doubles, and FX simulations for massive battle sequences. Below, VFX supervisor Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet reveals some of the challenges the team faced and the solutions they came up with for another example of how small-screen VFX are approaching the level of the best VFX movies.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.