Walls of fire and explosions

The Crossing – directed by John Woo is a historical drama, based on real events about three couples fleeing from China during Chinese Revolution in 1940s.


Bottleship was hired to create large scale fluid simulated explosions which had to be composited over real, shot on-set fireballs and explosions.

The obvious challenge was to match the detail of the cg explosions to the live footage and enrich the shots in areas where it was necessary for the story.The fluid simulation was done with FumeFX which enabled us to achieve the detail and quality the live footage had.Compositing was also a key element when it comes to mixing cg and live footage of heavy detailed, rapidly moving fluids, especially in areas where cg elements had to appear behind or in between on-set smoke bombs.


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