TNT/Paramount / The Alienist

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Based on a series of novels by Caleb Carr, The Alienist centring on criminal psychologist Dr Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and his cohorts (Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans) to investigate a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes.

Much of the work involved recreating the New York of 1896 with over 90 shots provided over the entire series.

Working closely with overall VFX Supervisor Kent Houston and VFX Producer Wendy Garfinkle their VFX covered a wide range of shots and sequences, from CGI heavy multi layered hero scenes to intricate work of sitting an eyelash, barely a pixel wide, on a finger.

The team, lead by Freefolk's VFX Supervisor Steve Murgatroyd, built the entire CG sets of Washington Square, Stuyvesant Square and Greenpoint docks and extended many of the impressive practical sets constructed at the studio in Budapest. The largest build for the 3D team was New York's famous Bowery, with it's overhead railtrack and down at heel establishments.

Emmy Award Winner 2018
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • Production Company TNT
    Paramount Television
  • VFX Producer / Paramount Wendy Garfinkle
  • VFX Supervisor / Paramount Kent Houston
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  • Senior VFX Coordinator / Paramount Rebecca Vujanovic
  • VFX Supervisor Steve Murgatroyd
  • CG Supervisor Rich Thomas
  • Lead Lighting TD Harin Hirani
  • Pipeline TD Jerome Samson
  • Senior Producer Tony Willis
  • Production Coordinator Hazel Wright
  • 3D Artists Artur Drozdowicz
    Baptiste Roy
    Jack Enever
    Chris Wright
  • VFX Editor James Osborne
  • Compositors Kayley Fernandes
    Claudio Jarrao
    Liam Barlow
    Keegan Harris
    Ephraim Mwakandu
  • Digital Matte Painter Adam Leary