Image Engine provided over 300 shots for Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, a chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, which has been nominated for a 2013 VES Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture’.
As the main visual effects vendor, Image Engine worked on digital environments, hard surface animation, compositing and FX. In addition to creating hero assets such as the computer-generated Stealth Hawk helicopters, the crew also digitally augmented the bustling military encampments, which included extensive matte paintings as well as the addition of upwards of 400 digital soldiers, lots of ground vehicles, helicopters, planes and all the auxiliary dust that each of these would kick up in the dirty, dusty environments.
Learn more about what we worked on and how we created it by reading our case study.
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