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Saints LA Contributes 145 VFX Shots to G.I. Joe: Retaliation


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Saints LA recently delivered 145 VFX shots for Paramount PicturesG.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was released in theaters March 28.

Working with director Jon Chu, visual effects production supervisor Bernardo Jauregui, and VFX supervisor James Madigan, Saints LA’s work ranged from compositing, rig removals and clean-up to split-screens, news graphics and monitor comps, as well as muzzle flashes and sparks. Saints LA also contributed to the post-vis.

“The Saints LA team was extremely proficient in producing for us a diverse array of VFX shots for this film,” said Madigan. “They offered creative input while working effectively and efficiently. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is very VFX intensive and Saints LA rose to the challenge.”

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