What’s It Like To Work As A VFX Vendor On A Big Show Like Netflix’s ‘Lost In Space’?

IN THE PRESS | Cartoon Brew | April 23rd, 2018 | Read More

Big television shows require an army of artists to get made. This includes on the visual effects side, with series like Game of Thrones or Stranger Things made possible with multiple vfx vendors and hundreds of vfx crew.

But what is it like to be one of those vendors on a tv show? Cartoon Brew sat down with several members of the Lost in Space vfx crew from Image Engine. This new Lost in Space from Netflix is based on the original 1960s show and follows the Robinson family when they crash land in their Jupiter 2 craft on a habitable planet after leaving Earth.

Image Engine were brought onto the show by overall visual effects supervisor Jabbar Raisani and visual effects producer Terron Pratt to deliver a number of sequences that showcase robots, alien environments, and the crash landing site. Here’s a perspective on how a vfx vendor works with the main production on a tv show, what storytelling moments they are able to contribute, and how they exercise their vfx skills to deliver for a streaming series.

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