LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Post-Production Group (www.lappg.com) will host a free Zoom panel on Saturday, May 15th at 1pm (PST). “The Unholy: From Shutdown to Silver Screen” will explore the shoot prior to shutdown, with insight from cinematographer Craig Wrobleski, CSC, as well as how Temprimental VFX navigated delay challenges using creative VFX solutions to ultimately bring The Unholy to the big screen.
The Sony Pictures/Screen Gems feature was produced by Sam Raimi and came to a grinding halt just ten days shy of their wrap date due to the COVID pandemic. Thanks to the ingenuity of the visual effects and post production team, the film was able to be completed, making its debut in theaters in early April.
Cinematographer Craig Wrobleski, CSC (The Umbrella Academy, In the Tall Grass, Tales from the Loop, Fargo and Legion), will discuss techniques and equipment used (Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses and the Sony Venice) to capture the frightening mood.
Executive VFX producer and founder of Temprimental VFX, Raoul Bolognini, PGA, AMPAS (Fast & Furious, The Twilight Saga and Tomorrow Never Dies), will detail the post solutions used to complete the film remotely, and how they solved principal photography issues brought about by the pandemic.
VFX supervisor at Temprimental VFX, Robert Grasmere (Where’d You Go Bernadette, The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Giver), will share specific examples, such as how they finished scenes while keeping actors socially distant — across continents.
The online panel is free, but registration
is required. Only the first 100 attendees to “arrive” will be admitted. Once capacity is reached, the discussion can be viewed via the livestream on LAPPG’s YouTube channel.