Learn how Sony Pictures Imageworks' artists created a dramatic levitating ribbon of water sequence, luminescent vegetation and magical effects for Smurfs: The Lost Village, and how they captialized on Houdini’s ability to interact with animation and other tools in the pipeline. FX supervisor Spencer Lueders breaks down how Imageworks carried out the impressive work.
In 2012, Paul Butterworth explained to us the work of Fuel VFX on PROMETHEUS. He then worked on IRON MAN 3, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. In 2014, Fuel VFX is acquired by Animal Logic. Within this studio, Paul works on INSURGENT, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.