Earlier this week I mentioned that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a favorite for the Visual Effects Oscar. However, tepid reviews could leave Prometheus on the outside looking in. With the film amongst the compelling projects at the risk of being completely forgotten by audience and Academy Awards members alike, I want to try and shed light on the extraordinary craft it contains. See my earlier post on the sound.
This in-depth documentary explores the process by which the VFX team created a high-tech and entirely new (yet familiar) world for the film. To me, that heavenly blue color used in almost every scene, with its serene underpinning, feels like a welcoming hue not at all cautionary to the nightmares the film will behold by its end: