Our case study on the visual effects of Mulan explores how Image Engine instilled the beautiful environments of the film with epic scale while keeping its work hidden from the roving eye.
With his cold demeanor and inscrutable T-shaped visor, Boba Fett achieved cult status among Star Wars’ legions of fans. Nevertheless, the backstory of his people received little more than lip service; Fett wore the armour of Mandalore, but the story of his heritage went only skin deep. Disney+ launch show (and the first-ever live-action Star Wars television series) The Mandalorian sets out to remedy this. It takes audiences further below the surface of Mandalorian martial culture via the experiences of one lone gun-for-hire as he seeks to earn his living. Image Engine went along for the ride, handling 441 shots that tell the tale of this bounty hunter and the people from whom he hails.
In Lost In Space season two, the Robinsons continue their fight for deliverance to Alpha Centauri. The path is beset with danger, with malicious forces of the human, mechanical, and predatory variety all intent on keeping the family from their goal. Image Engine was called upon to leverage its 25 years of visual effects expertise, creating antagonist robots and alien fauna that would meet – and surpass – the thrill of those witnessed in season one.
Amazon Prime’s myth-meets-steampunk Original casts viewers into the alleys of Carnival Row: the seedy underbelly of a fantasy world mired in the much-less fantastical concerns of racism, politics, and dynasty. Beneath the surface runs something even nastier – a dark conspiracy that entangles the lives of immigrant fae Vignette and her half-blood lover Philo. Image Engine stepped into this world to conjure up some murderous magic, from werewolves to Carnival Row’s rotting, Lovecraftian golem: the Dark Asher.
Peter Parker wasn’t alone in taking on the Iron Man mantle in Spider-Man: Far From Home; Image Engine bore some of the responsibility itself. The team took point on engineering a range of Stark tech; from drones to satellites, suit fabricators, and the tech tycoon’s luxury jet. Stick on some AC/DC and dive into the blueprints for Image Engine’s third foray into the MCU…
Game of Thrones season eight brought HBO’s sweeping story of Westeros to an epic end. It was a bittersweet moment for Image Engine. The season meant a solemn farewell to a project that has pushed the limits of visual effects in television entertainment and enthralled audiences around the globe. But it also meant a final opportunity to once again take point on Game of Thrones most stunning creations: its beautiful, formidable, awe-inspiring dragons…
Image Engine traces the evolution of man in Out of the Cradle.
For visual effects artists, it can be a dream to work on a project that can really capitalise on all their skills. That’s exactly what the dramatic opening sequence of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest in the Wizarding World and Harry Potter series of films, represented to the artists at Image Engine.
In this VFX case study we explore the visual effects provided by Image Engine for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jaws has long reigned as royalty in the fathomless oceans of cinema. But even Spielberg’s iconic great white has nothing on the 70ft Megalodon striking thalassophobia into the hearts of the public in Warner Bros.’ The Meg.
Image Engine’s stunning visual effects work on Kin involved futuristic weaponry, holograms, portals and a sequence in which time is brought to a standstill.
Acrophobia and pyrophobia: Image Engine pumps up the tension to Dwayne Johnson bicep proportions for Die-Hard-meets-The-Towering-Inferno summer blockbuster, Skyscraper. Read on to learn how the studio closely collaborated with ILM and others to immerse audiences in the the years biggest – and tallest – action-adventure spectacle.
Netflix’s intergalactic search for home has its roots in classic 60s sci-fi, but the series relaunch needed a modern-day boost. In stepped Image Engine with an exciting brief: re-imagine the galactic adventure using the latest in computer graphics technology. The result is a cosmic experience brought down to earth using the latest in photoreal visual effects, all designed to enhance and augment the emotional narrative…and show robots fighting in space.
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok is a visual masterpiece. Discover how Image Engine artists created the stunning environment for one of the film’s pivotal narrative moments.
25 years after its debut, The X-Files remains beloved by a legion of diehard fans. Iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are arguably sci-fi royalty, so it’s no surprise that they returned for an eleventh season of out-there cases following 2016’s successful mini-series revival. And Image Engine was thrilled to be called on again to deliver the high-quality visual effects that would help tell their stories.
Discover Image Engine’s award-winning work in the epic loot train attack sequence in our Game of Thrones Season 7 case study.
Our VFX case study of Katheryn Bigelow’s Detroit illustrates stunning invisible effects that were integral to telling this story. Our VFX case study of Katheryn Bigelow’s Detroit illustrates stunning invisible effects that were integral to telling this story.
In this VFX case study we explore Image Engine’s work delivering complex visual effects shots on Power Rangers.
Learn how Image Engine’s team pushed the boundaries of photorealism to show the legendary Wolverine in this VFX case study.
Rue is an exciting new horror about a vengeful spirit conjured from the hands of slaughtered missionaries. Image Engine contributed to the short between feature film and television work, delivering the ghostly apparition via its Hollywood-grade creature pipeline.