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Milk delivers vfx work on Thunderbirds Are Go

Milk delivers vfx work on Thunderbirds Are Go
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David Wood
18 March 2015

Vfx house Milk is working with ITV Studios on its much anticipated reimagining of Thunderbirds.

Milk has established a workflow bringing together Weta Workshop’s live-action miniatures, Pukeko Pictures’ post viz plates and the CGI characters and vehicles.

By the project’s completion Milk will have managed 400 shots per episode over an eighteen-month period, creating a bespoke pipeline for every Thunderbirds are Go shot to composite each shot together and to create and apply the signature finished look with 2D effects.

Even live-action plates with no CG were given treatment by Milk to ensure complete continuity of style throughout.

Milk has also developed and created key environments integral to the story including underwater, space and storm scenes as well as creating the lighting for the CG Thunderbirds vehicles.

Milk is working closely with series director David Scott to achieve the iconic look of the new series in every shot - to bring a filmic feel with heavy grain and shallow depth of field.

Milk’s brief was to create the illusion that the CG is indistinguishable from live action; keeping a strong visual link to the classic series yet imparting a digital feel.

The 26 x 30 minute Thunderbirds are Go, which is set to premiere on CITV and internationally this Spring,

Other current Milk work includes new drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (7 x 60’) due to debut on BBC1 in the UK in 2015 and the forthcoming Hartswood/BBC Sherlock Christmas special 2015 episode.

Milk is also working on Ben Wheatley feature High-Rise and has just completed work on action sci-fi feature The Divergent Series: Insurgent for Summit Entertainment.


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