The Expanse

Spin delivered over 400 shots for the 10 episodes inaugural season. Working collaboratively with Production VFX Supervisor Bob Munroe, VFX Supervisor Kyle Menzies, Emmy nominated VFX Producer JP Giamos and our artists fleshed out creative sequences from concept development and storyboarding to completion.  They realized complex 3D environments for Medina, Midtown and Eros as well as animation and digital effects for the mysterious, and pivotal, Protomolecule.

Protomolecule sequences included its initial teaser in the season opener, complex animation and digital effects for the advanced form of the Protomolecule for the live reactor in the Anubis drive core, enhancing practical make-up and SPFX detailing it’s horrific infection of the inhabitants of Eros, and the final reveal of the nearly fully evolved version to close out the season.

Spin also provided On-Set location capture and 3D body scanning services exclusively for the series while shooting in Toronto. The studio’s twelve camera photogrammetry system was used for actors’ head and full body scans as well as key props. The Civetta camera system captured HDRI and photogrammetry of select sets and locations. The studio now offers full scanning services from capture to digital realization.

Official Press Release

Year: 2015 Client: Alcon Entertainment / SyFy Links:
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