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THE TOP 10 TV SHOWS FOR VFX DISCOVER THE SHOWS THAT PUSHED VFX TO NEW HEIGHTS PRESENTS: www.creativebloq.com

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Discover the TV shows that pushed VFX to new heights in the last 20 years

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THE TOP 10 TV SHOWS FOR VFX

DISCOVER THE SHOWS THAT PUSHED VFX TO NEW HEIGHTS

PRESENTS:

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We’ve brought together 10 shows, spanning more than 20 years of television, which showcase the

very best in VFX. Enjoy!

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THE X-FILES• Series run: 1993–2002 • VFX by: Digital Magic • VFX Supervisors: Glenn

Campbell, Laurie Kallsen-George, John C. Wash and Deena Burkett

• Standout episodes: Rush, First Person Shooter

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The X-Files won a Primetime Emmy for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series’ in 2000 for

the episode ‘First Person Shooter’.

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FUN FACT: THE TANK AT 3:35 IN THIS VIDEO IS TOTALLY CG!

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER• Series run: 1997–2003 • VFX by: Zoic Studios • VFX Supervisor: Loni Peristere • Standout episodes: Beneath

You, Dirty Girls, Chosen (finale)

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LONI PERISTERE ON THE SECRETS

OF BUFFY ‘DUSTINGS’

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“Joss Whedon and his team thought BIG for the final episode of ‘Buffy’, so we assembled some of the best artists in the industry

to achieve this vision.”Loni Peristere, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios

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DINOTOPIA• Series run: 2002–2003 • VFX by: Framestore • VFX Supervisor: Mike McGee • Standout episodes: Marooned,

The Big Fight, Crossroads

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FIREFLY• Series run: 2002–2003 • VFX by: Zoic Studios • VFX Supervisor: Loni Peristere • Standout episodes: Serenity

(pilot), The Train Job, Ariel, Objects in Space

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SHOWREEL FROM ZOIC STUDIOS!

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“Joss and I met in 1997 at his office for an official review of

Digital Magic’s first Visual Effect for "Buffy", a vampire dusting!”

Loni Peristere, VFX Supervisor on Firefly

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BAND OF BROTHERS• Series run: 2001 • VFX by: Cinesite • VFX Supervisor: Ken Dailey • Standout episodes: Day of

Days, Replacements, Crossroads, Bastogne

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SHOTS WERE CREATED!

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“It’s desaturated. There’s not much colour in it. It’s as though you’re back in the 1940s with a 1940s camera actually shooting

stuff for real.”Ken Dailey, VFX Supervisor at Cinesite

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HEROES• Series run: 2006–2010 • VFX by: Stargate Studios • VFX Supervisor: Mark Spatny,

Christopher D. Martin, Eric Grenaudier

• Standout episodes: The Second Coming, The Butterfly Effect, Five Years Gone

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“In the destruction of Tokyo you see the people, you see the cars,

you see buildings, and all of those elements are CG.”

Eric Grenaudier, VFX Supervisor at Stargate Studios

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THE WALKING DEAD• Series run: 2010–Present • VFX by: Stargate Studios • VFX Supervisor: Victor Scalise,

Jason Sperling, Darrell Pritchett

• Standout episodes: Beside the Dying Fire, Days Gone By

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VFX BREAKDOWN NOW!

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“For the zombie getting sliced in half we have to generate organs and intestines, but we try and make it as natural as possible with the practical elements.”

Martin Hilke, Lead Artist at Stargate Studios

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FALLING SKIES• Series run: 2011–Present • VFX by: Zoic Studios • VFX Supervisor: Andrew Orloff,

Curt Miller, Dan Dixon, Blaine Lougheed

• Standout episodes: Live & Learn, The Armory, Worlds Apart

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“We decided early on to use performance capture. This allows Noah (Wyle) to perform against a

stand in actor, who we later remove from the scene.”Andrew Orloff, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios

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GAME OF THRONES• Series run: 2011–Present • VFX by: Pixomondo,

Mackevision, Spin, MPC, Rodeo, Scanline, Bluebolt, Peanut and more

• VFX Supervisor: Joe Bauer, Jörn Großhans, Doug Campbell, Rainer Gombos, Juri Stanossek, Angela Barson, Adam McInnes and more

• Standout episodes: Valar Dohaeris, Valar Morghulis, Fire and Blood

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Watch the Pixmondo VFX breakdown for season 2 now!

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WATCH PIXMONDO’S WORK ON

SEASON TWO!

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“The style of camera work was the biggest mark the show had. It

had to feel as if there was someone really there following along and shooting the action.”

Emile Smith, VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios

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