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VFX Legion Delivers Mix of FX for Premiere Season of ‘Wednesday’

VFX LegionVFX Legion’s studio in British Columbia recently delivered a mix of photo-real visual effects for the debut season of ‘Wednesday,’ Netflix’s coming-of-age supernatural series. 

The show revolves around the Addams family’s eldest sibling, Wednesday, a mirthless, death-obsessed teenage girl, with a penchant for the macabre – and psychic abilities. Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Milla helmed ‘Wednesday’ as showrunners, and executive produced the sleuthing teen dramedy alongside filmmaker Tim Burton.  

VFX supervisor James David Hattin and VFX producer Nate Smalley, co-founders of the LA and B.C.-based company, led Legion’s team, leveraging the scale of its collective of talent, and the capabilities of a state-of-the-art pipeline. Artists created a mix of photorealistic visual effects that seamlessly blend with the distinctive visual style of the practical footage. The ability to render shots in real-time provided the efficiency required to meet the show’s tight deadlines.

The first episode, one of four directed by Burton, opens as the teenage protagonist, VFX Legion(played by Jenna Ortega) enrolls in Nevermore Academy, a boarding school dedicated to helping children with supernatural powers unlock the full potential of their extraordinary abilities.

Wednesday’s cold demeanor, peculiar idiosyncrasies, and cynical view of the world alienate her new schoolmates.VFX Legion

Exempt from wearing the academy’s uniform because of an ‘allergy’ to colored clothes, the new student dons a dark, goth-inspired version of the school uniform,  with the traditional white collar and Nevermore crest on the pocket of a dreary blazer. Wednesday’s ghoulish appearance and morbid proclivities make her an outcast among outcasts.

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VFX LegionAs Wednesday begins to master her emerging powers, the psychic sleuth’s visions reveal clues that lead to her solving a series of gruesome murders, thwarting a killing spree, and unraveling the mystery that entangled her parents when they were students at Nevermore. 

VFX Legion‘Wednesday,’ one of the most watched shows in Netflix’s history, will return for a highly anticipated second season.

 

 

 

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