Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.
Canadian Screen Award nominated VFX Supervisor Colin Davies (The Signal, Titanic) and VES nominated Senior VFX Producer George Macri (Blood Diamond, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) led Spin’s team to deliver the film’s 300+ VFX shots. The work encompassed CG assets and water simulations for the boat rollover shots, storm enhancements (mist, spray, blowing water), CG water plate extensions, rig and tank clean up and matte painting.
The storm elements and water simulations were created using Real Flow and Maya Particles, rendered in Mental Ray and composited in Nuke. The CG boat was modeled in Maya and rendered using Katana and Renderman.