My name is Chris Godfrey and I was the VFX supervisor on the film.
Baz has graciously agreed to let us release this ‘before and afters’ reel to show our peer group the VFX work completed on his film ‘The Great Gatsby’. While this specific reel was the work of Animal Logic (as my primary vendor), in total I worked with 7 vendors including Animal Logic, Rising Sun and Iloura in Australia, ILM in San Francisco and also Prime Focus and Method Vancouver. We also ran an amazing internal SWAT team that completed over 400 shots. Congratulations to all who did such fabulous work on almost 1500 shots.
Many thanks to Baz, CM, Catherine Knapman, Chris DeFaria and Mark Brown – and of course Prue Fletcher and Joyce Cox.
Fireworks and Floating Mansions
In this edition of our ‘Close Up’ series, we take a ‘close up’ look at the VFX behind Baz Luhrmann’s magical adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. PFW VFX Supervisor Jon Cowley in Vancouver, and Lee Sullivan (CG Supervisor) and Marc Jouveneau (VFX Supervisor) from our London facility, give an account of the VFX work PFW contributed to the movie, accompanied by exclusive breakdown footage.