Based on the '90's cult-classic comic books by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and produced for AMC/Sony by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin, Preacher is an action-packed journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy and hellish characters. To fulfill a promise to his dead father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to a small Texas town to take over his church where he discovers that God is missing from Heaven. He sets out to find him with his hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip, and best friend Cassidy, a 119-year-old Irish vampire.
Legend had a great working relationship with the production team of Preacher, including Evan Goldberg (EP), Bob Dussault (Post Production Associate Producer) and Jason Sikora (VFX Editor). Legend VFX provided a broad scope of shots for half of Season 2, including full CG vehicles, digi-doubles and environments; CG creative design for set extensions; CG digit enhancement/replacement; greenscreen window/driving comps; wire/rig removals; fight enhancements; beauty, prosthetic, and wardrobe fixes.
“I am extremely proud of our Legend VFX team for their outstanding work on Preacher Season 2,” said Lisa Sepp-Wilson, Legend Head of VFX Production in Toronto. “Our talented crew produced more than 430 shots for half of the episodes in the season. The scenes were shot in New Orleans, posted in L.A. and effected in Toronto on an extremely tight schedule. The finished product speaks for itself - a fun, action-packed roller-coaster ride of a horror/comedy/drama which I feel privileged to have been a part.”
Season 2 of Preacher premiered on AMC on June 25th, 2017.
Generating over 500,000 views in just a few short months, Mon Daycare is a short film featuring characters from the popular Summoners War mobile game. Legend completed all VFX work including animation, lighting/rendering and compositing for the "Mon" characters.
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One of the first VR films created as part of Hulu’s VR App launch and dive into unique VR content , “The Big One” invites viewers to witness a meteor shower that soon turns into an apocalyptic nightmare. Legend completed stereo conversion and VFX including digital matte paintings and dynamic simulations for atmospherics, meteors, and building destruction. This VR experience is available on Hulu.
Nancy’s only stranded 200 yards from shore, but she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. LegendFX created set extension and sky replacement accentuating the atmosphere of this aquatic thriller.
Legend completed beauty fixes, debris addition/augmentation, character paint-outs and animation for the all-female reboot of the classic paranormal comedy. With Deadline reporting that the “VFX looks top notch”, audiences will experience New York City getting overrun by ghosts firsthand.
Legend is completing sky replacement and particle augmentation in this epic reimagining of the story of Judah Ben-Hur. Legend is working with director Timur Bekmambetov to enhance the world in this story of revenge and redemption.
Among the VFX work Legend completed for Grimsby were wire paint out, rig removals, green screen comps, logo replacements and muzzle flashes in this outrageous comedy meets spy thriller.
Fly among the (Hollywood) stars in “Take Flight”, the New York Times’ piece that celebrates the year’s best actors. From on-set supervision to full CG environment creation, LegendVR worked with Director Daniel Askill to honor iconic airborne moments in film. Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Lily Tomlin, Jacob Tremblay, Rooney Mara, Benicio del Toro, Mya Taylor and Jason Mitchell star in this powerful piece.
Drones hover above a riot as the band Muse plays on in this 360 degree immersive music video for Apple Music. Legend completed stitching, VFX work including CG drones and atmospherics, stereo motion graphics and final DI in this dystopian VR experience.
Legend took home the Lumiere award for best 3D scene of the year at the 2016 Advanced Imaging Society’s Creative Arts Awards for its conversion work on the high wire walk 110 stories up across New York’s World Trade Center. Working with legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, Legend3D took 3D to new heights in this critically acclaimed film that gives “audiences a thrilling 3D, all-angles view of an experience that, until now, only one man on Earth to could have claimed to live” (Variety).
Based on the film Crimson Peak, this chilling VR experience will take you inside Allerdale Hall: a gothic mansion where nothing is as it seems. Legend’s first all CG VR production was created in collaboration with Legendary Pictures’ VR and marketing teams, Mr.X (who provided vfx on the feature film), and of course, director Guillermo Del Toro. From PreViz to final render, this chilling 3D 360-degree experience was produced at Legend’s VR facility in Hollywood, CA, and the piece was released at 2015 Comic-Con to rave reviews.vr facility in Hollywood, Ca, and the piece released at 2015 comicon to rave reviews.
Legend worked with director Gil Kenan on VFX work in the frightening retelling of the classic horror tale. For VFX work, Legend did extensive rig removal and a CG sign replacement.
In the first 3D installment of the Divergent film series, Legend3D and stereo supervisor Scott Willman helped realize director Robert Schwentke’s narrative vision of a dystopia that draws the audiences deep in the psyche of Triss. Naturalistic 3D and immersive, engaging VFX storytelling work hand-in-hand to create the final result which has been reviewed as “classy, slick stereography.”
In our fifth 4D collaboration with Sony/Columbia pictures, and partnering with stereo supervisor Ed. W. Marsh and acclaimed director Marc Webb, Legend3D designed and completed the 3D conversion of over 132 minutes of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. Legend’s creative team was focused equally on a deep, high-impact 3D aesthetic that takes the audience swinging through New York’s high-rises while still creating the full natural characters and environments in the more intimate moments of the film, which we’ve become known for. Per Forbes magazine: “…the quality of the 3D is so high in this film –easily the best I’ve seen of any superhero movie to date, and some of the best overall in years…”
Working with Walt Disney Studios, Sony Imageworks and stereo supervisor Ed Marsh, Legend3D provided stereo compositing at plate prep work on over 11 minutes of natively shot material and also converted one establishing shot from 2d to 3D. In order to maintain maximum detail for the elements used in the final stereo composited, Legend3D established a 4k pipeline. The result is a vibrant 3D experience in the Magical Land of Oz, unlike anything created to date.
After providing the lion’s share of 3D conversion on the Smurfs 3D, it was only natural for Legend3D to be tasked with conversion of the full sequel. Expanding upon the work from the first feature, Legend3D was able to bring more depth and realism to this magical, blue universe of the Smurfs.
The entirety of Man of Steel was converted by Legend3D in direct collaboration with Zack Snyder and Jon “DJ” Desjardin. After its release, Man of Steel blasted through the record books, breaking the all-time box office record for June releases. Man of Steel hit the half-billion dollar mark in just over three weeks.