The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments.
The Rodeo FX team was led by Arnaud Brisebois, who also supervised the studio’s work on the movies “Arrival” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.
Distributed by Warner Bros., “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” received two nominations for the 89th Academy Awards and five for the 2017 BAFTA Awards, including Best Special Visual Effects.
Rodeo FX wishes the best of luck to Warner Bros., VFX supervisors Tim Burke and Christian Manz, and the entire “Fantastic Beasts” team for the upcoming awards ceremonies.
About Rodeo FX
Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX delivers award-winning visual effects to leading feature films and television productions. The studio’s VFX expertise appears in more than 80 feature films, including “Arrival”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, “The Legend of Tarzan”, “Warcraft”, and Academy Award-winner “Birdman”.
In 2017, the Visual Effects Society (VES) nominated Rodeo FX for five awards: four for episode 9 of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 and one for episode 10 of “Black Sails” Season 3. Prior VES Awards recognized the studio’s VFX work on “Game of Thrones” (2016) and “Birdman” (2015). Emmy honours include three awards for “Game of Thrones” (2014, 2015, 2016). Rodeo FX’s advertising division created the opening sequence for NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX (2015), the opening action videos for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, and Nike’s Just Do It campaign (2016).
With studios in Montreal, Los Angeles and Quebec City, Rodeo FX employs 350 accomplished artists and professionals and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.