November 19, 2015

Technicolor Provides Sound Services, and MPC Provides VFX for New Bond Film, Spectre

Technicolor and MPC amp up the new James Bond film Spectre.

Spectre, the latest in the James Bond franchise, again enlisted Technicolor Production Services to handle the post-production of the film, with Technicolor Sound providing the sound finishing and MPC helping with VFX. Directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Eon Productions, the film picks up after the events of Skyfall, focusing on Bond’s mission to bring down a mysterious criminal organization.

Following Skyfall in 2012, Academy Award-winning sound re-recording mixers Scott Millan and Gregg Rudloff (who joined Technicolor’s team in October) along with supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers handled Spectre’s sound mix.

Technicolor’s visual effects company, MPC, with teams in Vancouver, London and Bangalore completed around 300 photo-real shots for the show. Led by MPC VFX Supervisor Mark Curtis and Producer Laura Schultz, MPC’s global team worked closely with director Sam Mendes and Production VFX Supervisor Steve Begg.

MPC covered three key sequences in the snowy Austrian Alps and the deserts of Morocco. Vancouver’s team completed work for the Alpine sequence which featured two main areas of work, and an action packed chase where Bond pursues the villains in a snow-plane. MPC London’s team, led by Jessica Norman, provided a chilling VFX scene later in the movie.

Spectre was shot by Hoyt van Hoytema on location in London, Rome and Mexico City, and stars Daniel Craig as the titular title character, along with Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, and Ralph Fiennes.

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