The Greatest Showman VFX Breakdown
Rodeo FX – Working closely with the film’s production team, and on-set with director Michael Gracey, our team delivered 85 shots for The Greatest Showman.
Using plates of the miniaturized cityscape of old Manhattan, our team worked its CG magic to bring the city to life. We created various other CG environments for the film as well as the fire and destruction effects for the climactic scene of the theater burning down.
One of the most challenging shots that our team delivered for The Greatest Showman features three young kids running into the circus. The plate for this sequence was shot entirely on green screen, with just the actors in place. We were tagged to build the entire shot in CG, from the reflection of the circus on the puddle and the water effects as the kids run through it, to the environment and, of course, the iconic circus tent.