duMonde Visual Effects Produces Over 160 VFX Shots for Sony Pictures’ “21 Jump Street,” Including Action Scenes Starring Johnny Depp
New Orleans, LA, March 19, 2012 – duMonde Visual Effects has produced and delivered over 160 VFX shots for the new action/comedy film “21 Jump Street” for client Sony Pictures. The film opened nationwide on March 16th.
For “21 Jump Street,” duMonde produced numerous creative CGI sequences, including various scenes in which the lead characters played by Jonah Hill and Tatum Channing experience hallucinations and fantasies. Other CGI-heavy sequences produced by duMonde include a car chase scene, CG-generated motorcycles and a big limousine explosion. duMonde also provided fluid dynamics, set extensions, and blue screen/composites, as well as several action scenes that included superstar Johnny Depp, who appears in this film and originally starred in the “21 Jump Street” television series.
duMonde co-founders Richard Edlund and Helena Packer served as VFX Supervisors on “21 Jump Street.”
ABOUT “21 JUMP STREET”:
Sony Pictures’ “21 Jump Street,” which opened March 16th, stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube, in a story about a pair of underachieving cops who are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. The film, which grossed $ 35-million in its opening weekend, was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. For more information, please see: http://www.21jumpstreet-movie.com/?hs308=JMP6186
ABOUT duMONDE VISUAL EFFECTS:
duMonde Visual Effects is a creative collaboration between Academy Award winner Richard Edlund, ASC, and Helena Packer, award winning visual effects supervisor. Launched in New Orleans in 2011, duMonde is an all-inclusive visual effects company bringing together over 30 years of experience in the industry.
duMonde’s nimble infrastructure supports a full service facility — from design to live action production, and from element creation through to delivery of final shots. The company offers visual effects supervision, 3D modeling, animation, matte painting and set extension, compositing, and on set coordination of in-camera effects, as well as plate photography.
duMonde VFX consistently incorporates advances in both hardware and software through the insight and connections of company co-founder Richard Edlund. As Chair of the Motion Picture Academy’s Scientific and Engineering Awards committee, and as Co-Chair of the ASC Tech committee, Richard remains at the forefront of all current technological breakthroughs within the visual effects industry.
duMonde delivers state-of-the-art visual effects at competitive rates, thanks in part to the 30-35% tax incentive available to each production through the city of New Orleans. For more information, please see: http://www.dumondevfx.com/