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VFX Legion Conjures Up Effects for Disney’s ‘Just Beyond’


The Disney+ series ‘Just Beyond’ relied on VFX Legion’s technical ingenuity, and experience developing and producing intricate digital effects for a complex mix of shots. The anthology, inspired by Boom! Studios’ series of graphic novels written by R.L Stine, features eight episodes, each with a different cast and its own story set in the supernatural realm. Legion was brought on board to design the elaborate effects for ‘Which Witch?’ and create the magical feats of digital sorcery that drive the otherworld tale.


Headed up by Co-Founder and VFX Supervisor, James David Hattin, Legion’s LA and B.C. studio’s team crafted a variety of digital simulations, seamlessly matching camera angles and blending the photorealistic imagery with practical footage. Throughout the story, conjurations are manifested by a range of dynamic visual effects simulated by artists in Houdini.

The protagonist in ‘Which Witch?’ is Fiona. The only witch at her high school, she successfully navigated her teen years by keeping her powers a secret. Everything changes with the arrival of her cousin Luna, who, unlike Fiona, is eager to show off her magical abilities. As the story unfolds it called for an increasing number of challenging displays of computer-generated wizardry – from awe-inspiring to horrifying.

‘Just Beyond’ is currently featured on Disney+, the premiere streaming service.

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Title: ‘Just Beyond’ / ‘Which Witch?’  (Ep.3)

Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Streaming Service: Disney+


Production Companies

20th Century Fox Television, Boom! Studios, KatzSmith Productions


Ryan Zaragoza – Director

David Katzenberg – executive producer

Seth Grahame-Smith – executive producer

Aaron Schmidt – executive producer

David Walpert – executive producer

Stephen Christy – executive producer

Marc Webb – executive producer

R.L. Stine – co-executive producer

Jeffrey Downer – co-executive producer

Rob Rosell – co-executive producer


R.L. Stine – based on the BOOM! Studios graphic novels by

Seth Grahame-Smith – created by

Mitali Jahagirdar – written by


Visual Effects: VFX Legion LA/B.C.

James David Hattin – visual effects supervisor

Antonio Gallardo – visual effects producer

Nate Smalley – head of production Legion/LA

Dylan Yastremski – head of production Legion/B.C.

Alanna O’Brien – visual effects coordinator

Matthew Noren – visual effects coordinator

Mace Al-Hendi – quality control coordinator

Joseph Soloway – quality control coordinator

Rommel S. Calderon – cg supervisor

Eric Ebling – cg artist

Julian Gleizer – cg artist

Bryan Shepperd – cg artist

Ruy Delgado – tracking artist

Michael G. Jackson – tracking artist

Dave Tipper – matte painter

Nick Guth – digital compositor

Matthias Lowry – digital compositor

Eugen Olsen – digital compositor






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