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RODEO FX Contributes 50 VFX Shots to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2”

Montreal, CN, November 19, 2012 – RODEO FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has contributed 50 VFX shots to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2.” The company previously provided VFX to an earlier edition of the Twilight Saga series, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The announcement was made today by Sébastien Moreau, President/VFX Supervisor/Founder, RODEO FX.

Since its founding in 2006, RODEO FX has created, designed and produced digital visual effects featured within dozens of hit movies. In addition to the two Twilight Saga films, the company’s other recent such projects include “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol,” “Underworld Awakening,” “Rango,” “Mirror Mirror,” and many others.

For “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2” RODEO FX provided a number of digital background scenes, depicting various jungle and city locations around the world. The company also produced a number of green-screen comps and headshot replacements.

“We’re delighted to have contributed VFX to two editions of the Twilight Saga series, one of the most successful motion picture franchises in Hollywood history,” Mr. Moreau said.

Terry Windell, VFX Supervisor for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2,” said, “Rodeo FX delivered to us a number of terrific environments, in particular a sequence depicting a scene from the Volturi’s past taking place in a Medieval Russian village for which Rodeo created the establishing matte painting. We had actors on a partial exterior set, and Rodeo provided set extensions and matte paintings as seen at dusk, with a castle in the background. They were able to extend the village with great continuity, all against very dramatic red skies. They also added fires and interactive light to this village scene, to give it a truly ominous feel. In another scene, in which an image of Brazil is projected into Edward’s mind by another character, they provided a matte painting and a waterfall. The Rodeo FX team is excellent at presenting us with material that depicts a particular mood and sensibility. They did a wonderful job.”

Adds Karen Murphy, VFX Producer for the newest Twilight Saga film, “Rodeo FX stands at the top of my first call list for matte paintings, regardless of the Canadian tax breaks that are offered by the fact that they are based in Montreal. Their quality of work is truly excellent – their photo-realism for environments is A- list. They are easy to work with, and the time zone factors (West Coast for us and East Coast for them) are seamless — no problems. They are great collaborators, and their team is comprised of really great talent.”

The highly anticipated final installment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed – she is now a mother and finally… a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newborn Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The arrival of a creature so rare cements an extended family, but will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all.

With more of the struggle, romance, passion, mystery, and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 international blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 concludes the universally adored tale of love, family, courage, empowerment, and destiny. Based on Stephenie
Meyer’s bestselling book series, the novels and films constitute a full-blown cultural phenomenon with a dedicated global fan base that has eagerly awaited each installment.

The second of a two-part adaptation, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is in theatres on Friday, November 16, 2012.


Since its inception in 2006, Rodeo FX has provided unique visual effects to well over 100 motion pictures, and to numerous, high profile advertising campaigns. In addition to those feature films cited above, RODEO FX has also contributed VFX to “Red Tails,” “Immortals,” “Abraham Lincoln—Vampire Killer,” “Source Code,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Smurfs 2,” “Jack the Giant Killer,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Golden Compass,” and many more.

To date, the company’s advertising clients have included The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Cruise Lines, NBC, General Motors, Budweiser, British Airways, Napa Auto Parts, Michelin, Mini-Cooper, and others. RODEO has also worked in conjunction with such top ad agencies and production companies as DDB/New York, DDB/London, Psyop, Shilo, and others. In addition, RODEO FX produced compelling visual effects sequences featured during superstar Madonna’s live, 2012 “MDNA” World Tour. The company also provided visual effects seen within the work of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Under the leadership of founder Sébastien Moreau, the RODEO FX team has grown to comprise 100 accomplished visual effects professionals – artists who are creative and passionate people devoted to their love of the art of Visual Effects. This team of artists constantly raises the bar for themselves and the visual effects industry, and are always in search of new and innovative ways by which to deliver world class VFX to a broad spectrum of interesting projects and clients. RODEO FX is located at 90 Queen Street, 2nd Floor, Montréal, QC, Canada. The phone is 514/397-9999. For more information, please see:

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