Rob Gray the Production Designer built a superb back lot but there are limits to creating an airbase of 15,000 people and the world’s busiest runway in suburban Toronto. A key aspect of the show is to give the impression of being in Kandahar. We created all relevant operational aircraft and built an entirely CG version of the base from reference footage. These are used in combination with the matte paintings, stock footage and specifically shot elements from Morocco. Whenever the show goes outside there are VFX, be it CG people, helicopters, Humvee’s or aircraft.
Production Title: Combat Hospital
VFX Post: Rushes
VFX Producer: Louise Hussey
VFX Supervisors: Jonathan Privett/Hayden Jones
Lead CG Artists: Craig Travis, Andy Hargreaves
Lead TD: Mark Pascoe
CG Artists: Alan Williamson, Liam Hoflay, Chris Hutchison, Arvind Sond
VFX Compositors: Simone Coco, Dan Alterman, Noel Harmes, Mike Connolly, Gareth Repton.
VFX Co-ordinator: Paul Jones
Data Assistants: Eleanor Rogers, Mike Duong
Audio & Picture Post: Deluxe 142