Les Misérables

Rushes Film&TV completed over 50 VFX shots for the new Blockbuster musical “Les Misérables”.

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Rushes Film&TV completed over 50 VFX shots for the new Blockbuster musical “Les Misérables”.
This included the creation of a dramatic CGI pullback shot designed to show the revolutionaries barricaded into a small alleyway, the alteration of buildings to add Parisian architecture, complex rig removals and set extensions.

The technically challenging pullback shot starts with close up of Valjean (Hugh Jackman) cradling Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and ends showing an area of Paris ¼ of a mile across. The original plate was shot on set at Pinewood using a crane to exploit the full height of the studio. Rushes team then had to extrapolate the camera move and seamlessly extend the set to cover the rest of surrounding Paris and fill it with over a thousand digital soldiers, horses and cannons.

Working collaboratively with Double Negative, we shared a library of slum assets, lidar data and motion capture animation. Lead CG artist, Mark Pascoe, converted all of the model and animation data to work in Rushes's new Alembic and Renderman pipelines and the shot was completed in only a 4 week period.

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Production Title: Les Misérables
Production Company: Working Title / Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
Distribution (UK): Universal Pictures

Director: Tom Hooper
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, 
Co-producer: Bernard Bellew
Associate producer: Thomas Schönberg 
Editor: Chris Dickens & Melanie Ann Oliver
Post Production Supervisor: Tim Grover
VFX Producer: Tim Field

Post Production: Rushes
Digital Effects Supervisors: Hayden Jones and Jonathan Privett
Senior VFX Producer: Carl Grinter and Louise Hussey
VFX Producer: Paul Jones
VFX Co-ordinator: Christine Lemon
VFX Support: Sarah Breakwell
Lead CG artist: Mark Pascoe
CG Artists: Alan Williamson, Graig Travis, Michael Duong, Liam Hoflay, Andy Hargreaves, Chris Hutchison
Compositors: Simone Coco, Dan Alterman, Noel Harmes, Eleanor Rogers

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