In The Flash, the television series currently airing on The CW and based on the famous DC Comics character, assistant police forensic investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) suffers a major electrical and chemical event that causes him – and other ‘metahumans’ – to possess incredible superpowers. For Allen this is the ability to move at superhuman speeds, an effect achieved in the show largely with the help of Encore Hollywood. We find out from visual effects supervisor Armen Kevorkian how they helped bring the Flash to life.
Movie magic these days allows producers of the very best movies and television shows to envision any kind of world imaginable, because they can execute landscapes and crowd scenes…and even boatrides with animals…with precision thanks to sophisticated Video FX technology (VFX).
It’s been a big year for visual effects on television – here’s a look at just some of the highlights as we explore episodic television visual effects in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hannibal, Hawaii Five-O, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones, Vikings and Orphan Black.