Hydride’s main challenge was the production of the undetectable VFX shots that visually support the storyline and plunge audiences into realistic environments and locations that are a true reflection of the movie’s time period. Hybride produced 427 VFX shots for the movie including large-scale crowd simulations for five different environments—Longchamp, Fontainebleau, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Seoul—and updated stadium appearances to match those from the 1980’s, right down to banners and sponsor flags.
Hybride’s graphic designers are also credited with generating archive television overlays, electronic signs, giant screen displays, cable and wire concealing, and image corrections. In addition to creating numerous set extensions, the studio also designed some of the movie’s stadiums entirely in 3D.The visual effects produced by Hybride play an important part in telling the story. Updated stadiums, sponsors flags, TV archives, the crowd’s clothing styles—every detail, imperceptible to the viewers, inexorably sets the tone and takes us back 25 years.