Uncovering the secrets behind Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire

Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire
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Whether it be superheroes fighting each other or their archenemies, travelling to ancient Sparta to recreate legendary military feats, entering the mind of a psychiatric patient, or a zombie outbreak, Zack Snyder has developed a distinct visual style that gets transported to outer space with the release of Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire. 

Despite the obvious narrative callbacks to Seven Samurai and Star Wars, aesthetically Days of Heaven was a major influence along with the sheer imagination of Snyder, which had to be translated by production designers Stephen Swain and Stefan Dechant. (If you're looking to get to grips VFX then take a look at our tutorials for Cinema 4D, as well as our explainers for core CG platforms Houdini and Unreal Engine 5).

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Trevor Hogg

Trevor Hogg is a freelance video editor and journalist, who has written for a number of titles including 3D World, VFX Voice, Animation Magazine and British Cinematographer. An expert in visual effects, he regularly goes behind the scenes of the latest Hollywood blockbusters to reveal how they are put together.