Visual Effects

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.

 

 

Grandfathered | Visual Effects

Produced by ABC for Fox Television, “Grandfathered” features John Stamos as James “Jimmy” Martino, a 51-year-old, lifelong bachelor and successful restaurant owner who discovers that he has both a son and a granddaughter.  The VFX for the series ranged from text message bubbles to set extensions and flaming turkeys!  One particular episode called for a CG drone, which projected a short animated love letter on the wall of an apartment building.  Always a fun and quirky series to work on.

 

Misc VFX

 

Wire removals, paint outs, beauty work, etc.  While we can handle large and elaborate visual effect shots, sometimes the smaller visual effects matter most.  CBS Digital’s goal is to make sure that our VFX are invisible and aid in the storytelling, not distract from it.

 

 

Monitor Comps

Whether it is a TV screen, computer monitor, cell phone, or Ipad we can comp any footage or graphic needed in post.  From simple burn-ins to elaborate tracking shots with actors crossing in front of the screen we have you covered.

 

 

Fixes

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.

 

 

Transparent

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.

 

 

Mastering Reel

 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.

VFX Reel

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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.

 

 

Environments 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.

 

 

Parallax Reel

 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.