Lancaster Skies (2018) VFX

In 2018 I had a priviledge to create the VFX for the independent feature film "Lancaster Skies" by Callum Burn (Tin Hat Productions).
My role was to create and compose more than 70 VFX shots (from full CGI scenes, through composing blue screen footages with CGI elements to correction of original shots). Presented here are 3 shots where I used my Lancaster model. I rigged the model, animated it, lit and finally composed with original footage. 3d tracking by Pawel Czarzasty.
Director decided to use classic fx techniques (like minitaures filming) which result with the old fashioned look like in classic british films. The complexity of the shots I present here required more advanced approach. That's why we decided to use CGI.

Taxying shot is combined original footage with CGI elements

Take off preparation shot is combined original footage with CGI elements

Take off shot is combined original footage with CGI elements

This shot required changing the aircraft code letters and looks quite simple. But due to the fact the scene is observed from moving car it required a lot of tracking work and effort to blend the CGI aircraft parts with the real ones.

There are a few shots like this where the live footage was combined with CGI elements (here the Spitfires were added)

There are a few shots like this where the live footage was combined with CGI elements (here the Spitfires were added)

Short target shot was combined in After Effects with elements prepared in Photoshop

Short target shot was combined in After Effects with elements prepared in Photoshop

Most shots required addition of fx effects like FLAK explosions, muzzle flashes or CGI elements. In this shot I added CGI falling bombs and FLAK explosions to the miniatures footage.

Most shots required addition of fx effects like FLAK explosions, muzzle flashes or CGI elements. In this shot I added CGI falling bombs and FLAK explosions to the miniatures footage.

Another full CGI shot