The hidden effects for GLOW

Netflix’s newest hit series GLOW, tasked CBS Digital with creating seamless visual FX shots to support the story of a crew of misfits reinventing themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, in 1980’s Los Angeles.  The VFX team ensured that allof the scenes remained authentic to their 80’s roots; removing modern day cars, signage, and technology.  For high-flying wrestling scenes, extensive wire removal through 80’s perms, atmosphere, and sequined outfits was needed to sell the acrobatic moves of the actresses.

 

Valor CW’s military drama reaches new heights with visual effects by CBS Digital

 

CBS Digital, the visual effects team based at Television City is working on the serialized military drama Valor.  The theme of Valor walks on the boundaries between military discipline and human desire which are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.   CBS Digital worked on the pilot which demanded over 300 visual effects shots and the plan for many missions remains high.

 

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.

 

 

Driving Greenscreens | Visual Effects

 Shooting pages of driving dialogue can be accomplished more cost effectively with driving green screen compositing.  Whether we shoot specific driving plates with our RED camera or use provided stock footage plates, CBSD has years of experience ensuring that your driving scenes will look just as good as the real thing.

 

 

Galavant | Visual Effects

Alan Menken Galavant Composer Executive Producer
Alan Menken Galavant Composer Executive Producer
With catchy, can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head songs by legendary Disney composer Alan Menken, Galavant is a show unlike any other on TV.  A musical comedy, The series follows the adventures of Galavant, a dashing knight hero down on his luck who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his “Happily Ever After” by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he kidnapped the love of Galavant’s life, Madalena.  CG pirate ships, magic wizards, and battling armies were just some of the varied VFX shots we were asked to produce for this unique series.

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.

 

Transparent | Visual Effects

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.

 

 

Daredevil | Visual Effects

 

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.