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How MPC Took the Stop-Motion Further

beforesandafters take a look at how the VFX team furthered Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

January 24, 2023

VFX supervisor Aaron Weintraub led the MPC team that enhanced the practical stop-motion photography with environment extensions, digital weather elements, explosions, water, and many other visual effects to help tell the Pinocchio story.

“For MPC, however, the main thing on the plate for us was effects simulations. So all the water, all the fire explosions, snow, rain, all that kind of work.” Aaron explains. “If we’ve done our job correctly, the audience should feel like it just slots right in there, and they don’t think about it.”

Aaron shares more about the process, as well as many behind-the-scenes images showcasing the visual effects.

Read the full article over at befores&afters!

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