Post production fixes can pop up unexpectedly and occasionally at the last minute. Is a boom mic or crew member in the shot? Did Standards and Practices come back with notes about logos or signage? CBSD has solved many of these problems for productions quickly and within budget.
Amazon’s multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winning show, Transparent, revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father is transgender. For three seasons we have created a wide range of visual effects for the show. From basic green screen comps and matte painting to more elaborate shots, such as a full CG chest replacement for a character with a double mastectomy, we support the narrative of this groundbreaking series.
CBS Digital was tasked with the remastering in HD of one of the most iconic series in television history, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Over the course of 3 years, we scanned all of the original negative film, re-conformed the episodes, and re-created all of the visual effects to match the original series.
Netflix’s acclaimed Marvel Comics series “Daredevil” entrusted CBS Digital to create the visual effects for one of the most epic scenes in Season 2, the prison fight featuring Frank Castle aka The Punisher. The Punisher punches, stabs, impales, crushes, gouges, and slits his way through the convicts leaving a trail of blood in his wake. The majority of the blood elements used for the scene were shot practically with a RED camera and composited in 4k using Flame. For safety reasons, the weapons the actors used could not have any sharp edges or points. The tips of the weapons such as shivs, hatchets, and wooden sticks were modeled in Maya, and textured and lit in Vray.
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Our team of skilled VFX artists have created a variety of visual effects for networks such as Netflix, Amazon, ABC, Fox, and HBO, as well as many others. Using the latest technology and VFX tools, the team at CBS Digital aspires to exceed the visions of our clients and deliver exceptional work, which is showcased in this reel.
Creating environments – real or imagined – is one of the strengths of our VFX department. CBS Digital creates realistic and seamless worlds eliminating the need to shoot in far off or impossible locations. For over 20 years CBS Digital has been a leader in matte painted set extensions as well as full CG environments.
CBS Digital’s proprietary virtual set pipeline, Parallax, is a new disruptive tool, which challenges the old guard of how VFX should be produced on set. Saving clients time and money, while allowing more freedom for the filmmakers, Parallax is the tool of the future and now present, which eliminates the high cost of location shooting by replicating any set or location and converting it into a 360-degree environment.