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GREYHOUND

VIRTUAL ART DEPARTMENT

RECREATING A 1942 NAVAL BATTLE

Coming to theaters this summer, Greyhound is an impactful film depiction of the hit novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester. Written by and starring Tom Hanks, the film aimed to recreate the real Naval battle of 1942 presented in the story as accurately as possible. Because the setting took place in the middle of the ocean, this film needed to be extremely heavy in visual effects.

OUT AT SEA

We worked directly under the director, using Virtual Production tools, previs and techvis to recreate the Naval Battle. Since the film took place primarily in the middle of the ocean, Happy Mushroom had a heavy hand in visualizing the highly-budgeted Visual Effects that had to be utilized. One major challenge was conquering the differences in the angles and heights that ships endure when out at sea. A turbulent ocean was used to simulate heights and perspectives. Shooting those junctures required creativity, and proper planning.