NEW YORK CITY — Respect, the new feature film about Aretha Franklin, details the highs and lows of the late music legend's career. Starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson (
Dreamgirls) as The Queen of Soul, alongside Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige, Respect was directed by Liesl Tommy, a Tony-nominated, award-winning international theater director who's making her feature directorial debut.
DFX supervisor Josephine Noh and the team at FuseFX (https://fusefx.com) created a number of invisible effects for the film, which help to immerse audiences into the story without causing any distractions. Some of the studio’s work included creating blood and CG cigarette smoke. They also extended crowd elements to make them look even bigger.
“Respect was a fun project for the FuseFX NY team, and it was an honor to be one of their vendors,” says Noh. “Our 2D and CG department worked on a variety of effects, including crowd duplications, smoke simulations, anachronistic paint work, and sprinkling in blood to liven up certain scenes. We really enjoyed the crowd duplication work and creating the full, energetic crowds showcasing the public's love for Aretha Franklin was immensely satisfying for our team.”
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with director Liesl Tommy.