Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Last Updated: February 10, 2017 7:34 pm GMT
(Montreal, Quebec--February 10, 2017) Rodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments.

The Rodeo FX team was led by Arnaud Brisebois, who also supervised the studio’s work on the movies Arrival and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Distributed by Warner Bros., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them received two nominations for the 89th Academy Awards and five for the 2017 BAFTA Awards, including Best Special Visual Effects.

Rodeo FX wishes the best of luck to Warner Bros., VFX supervisors Tim Burke and Christian Manz, and the entire Fantastic Beasts team for the upcoming awards ceremonies.

Watch the video here:

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About Rodeo FX
Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX delivers award-winning visual effects to leading feature films and television productions. The studio’s VFX expertise appears in more than 80 feature films, including Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Legend of Tarzan, and Academy Award®-winner Birdman. In 2017, Rodeo FX won three VES Awards for episode 9 of Game of Thrones Season 6. Prior VES Awards recognized the studio’s VFX work on Game of Thrones (2016) and Birdman (2015). Emmy® honors include three awards for Game of Thrones (2014, 2015, 2016). Rodeo FX’s advertising division created the opening sequence for NBC’s NFL Super Bowl (2015), the opening action videos for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, and Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign (2016). Rodeo FX celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016 and employs 350 accomplished artists and professionals, with studios in Montreal, Los Angeles, and Quebec City. For more information, visit


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