Here’s JAM VFX’s breakdown of its work on the latest Black Mirror series.

JAM worked with the production team at Broke and Bones providing VFX for four out of the five episodes for Season 6 of Black Mirror.

JAM was first approached by director John Crowley to work on Episode 3, Beyond the Sea. For this episode, the JAM team embellished a complex and memorable VFX scene, mixing VFX with animatronics to show one of the space crew’s arms being severed off. The team also composited digital matte paintings of Massachusetts into plates shot in Rye and designed futuristic digital displays to be integrated into devices on board the space station.

JAM was later commissioned to pick up shots across a further three of the additional four episodes. The VFX work included working on Daemon 79 in which the daemon Gaap appears shrouded in smoke and at one point dissipates with a puff of smoke. In Joan is Awful JAM added glitch effects to the server room as the ‘Quomputer’ is destroyed. And in Maisy Day JAM completed invisible effects in the form of modesty clean up.

Jon Creamer

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