Level 256 Visual Effects Produces More Than 60 Vfx Shots for 'The Dictator'
Level 256 Visual Effects and its owner, Scott Davids, produced more than 60 VFX shots for The Dictator, the latest film from Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Paramount Pictures film marks the third collaboration between Davids and Baron Cohen. Previously Davids contributed effects work to the comedian’s films Borat and Bruno. Davids also served as one of the editors of Bruno.
For The Dictator, Level 256 produced a diverse array of visual effects sequences. Deliverables included a number of “split-screen scenes,” 3D sign replacements, wire removals and several greenscreen shots.
Eric J. Robertson, VFX supervisor for The Dictator, says, “One of the great things about Level 256 is that they ask a lot of questions, come up with lots of ideas, and offer a number of artistic options. They have a great ‘comic eye’ and will always find a creative solution to a problem.”
Scott Davids adds, “Specializing in the creation of visual effects for comedy films, our goal was to work closely with Eric Robertson, whose eye for color and integration is first rate, and VFX editor Todd Fulkerson to ensure that the scenes that included visual effects in The Dictator allowed the comedic work of the characters to be continuous and seamless, while always moving the story forward.”