Sweet Girl is an action thriller directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, starring Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced. It’s the story of a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
ReDefine partnered with the filmmakers to provide a wide range of visual effects work for the show with over 700 shots for key sequences that varied from a mix of CG face replacement, CG stadium crowd, 3D environment extensions, greenscreen integration with 2D environment extension, snow creation, FX for shotgun blasts as well as production fixes and small sequences to help visually support the story.
The stadium sequence was one of our main contributions to the show. We created a scalable CG crowd starting with four variants in size / weight for both male and female fans, and then different outfits that could be assigned to any variant in Houdini so we could increase the number of a specific person / clothing options as necessary – or even add different costumes at a later date if necessary.
As the sequence progresses, we introduce a CG helicopter. The sequence ends up on the roof top of the stadium which was shot on greenscreen. We added the Pittsburgh city skyline in the background and extended the stadium roof / lighting structure beyond the point where the set finished. The final shot of the sequence was the main character jumping from the roof of the stadium with the camera following her to the water below. This was a combination of all the elements, CG character animation / CG stadium roof and lights, Video CYC background, CG water and DMP ground.
The teams also built digital assets in great detail including a digital Jason Momoa (Cooper) and digital Isabella Merced (Rachel). Using a digital scan of the two characters we used them as a guide to build the assets for our CG face replacement shots.
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