Tribeca Film Festival Double Feature
Congratulations to all cast and crew with films premiering in the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Mechanism Digital is very proud to have two features in this year’s festival, Catch the Fair One and Werewolves Within, in which our NYC studio supervised on-set VFX, designed, and executed the Visual Effects for both films.
Catch the Fair One had its fair share of gun-play muzzle flashes and blood splatters throughout its run time — one gory shot even required us to blow off half of someone’s face with a shotgun blast. Werewolves Within required hundreds of shots to have snow added to the ground. A warm winter was not supportive of the storyline of an avalanche trapping the cast in a mountain lodge. The werewolf character required transformational effects and wire/rig removal effects in order to give it the ability to run up and across walls.
Working remotely in 2020 had its challenges including limited access to the studio, as well as having to pivot our means of team/client communication. Autodesk’s Shotgun creative project management software served as an invaluable tool for tracking director’s comments and delegating tasks to our remote artists — which included green screen keying, rotoscoping, CGI bullets, blood, wolf elements, and falling snow. Given the frustrations of lockdown, the team welcomed these exciting projects and gave their all to help make these films shine. We wish success to all the films at Tribeca and look forward to seeing our beloved film and TV industry back at 100%.
Since 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has heralded the arrival of summer in New York City. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, hundreds of films are screened each year — attended by thousands of people from around the world.