The West and the Ruthless, VFX Breakdown

A quick break down on just one of the many Visual FX shots in our upcoming Feature Film, The West and the Ruthless. In a large part, there is a small visual effect on about half the shots in the film, ranging from sky replacements to light switch removals (the film takes place before the light switch was invented sooooo… )

But one of our favorite shots in the film required a little bit more work, including adjusting the shadows, light source, 3D text, camera tracking, removing a building in the background, adding in a live action bird that was shot on a matte, color grade, and a new camera move. 

Here’s the before and after: