LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Grudge Match

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Fills the New Orleans’ Arena with 10,000 Fight Fans

Last Updated: December 27, 2013 4:04 am GMT
(Los Angeles, California--December 27, 2013) LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for Grudge Match. The film stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone and opened in theaters on December 25th.

The Warner Bros. film is directed by Peter Segal and tells the story of two aging boxing rivals who are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout – 30 years after their last match. Because the fight sequences were shot in an empty New Orleans arena, LOOK’s primary job was to create the crowd of 10,000 fight enthusiasts.

“The only people present in the shots were the actors on the arena floor and in the ring,” explains visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell. “We had one day on the set to work with a group of 300 extras. We filled the arena by shooting and re-shooting the extras and compositing the separate shots within the arena. The entire crowd was made up of real people. There were no digital extras in the arena. It was quite a challenge.”

For over 15 years, LOOK Effects has been a leading provider of digital-effects solutions for feature film, episodic television and special venue projects. With operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Stuttgart, Germany, LOOK offers a knowledgeable and resourceful approach in partnering with their clients to supervise and produce visual effects. In all four locations LOOK provides ideas and options for digital effects design, on-set supervision, set-extension creation, 3D animation and complex compositing that dovetail smoothly into production schedules. This combined experience and expertise has earned LOOK a high level of trust and an impressive list of clients and credits. LOOK’s effects for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan were nominated for both VES and BAFTA awards for visual effects.

Their other film credits include: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Warm Bodies, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Alex Cross, The Dictator, The Muppets, Underworld Awakening, Captain America, Limitless, and The King’s Speech. Television credits include: “Bones,” “Game of Thrones,” “Nashville,” “Castle,” “The Finder,” the Emmy-nominated effects for “Life After People” and all of the VES-nominated effects for the final season of “Lost.” See more of LOOK Effects’ work at http://www.Lookfx.com.

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