Union VFX - Emma

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Union Change the Seasons for EMMA

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. 

Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

EMMA was released appropriately on Valentine’s Day and is now available to watch on-demand on Amazon Prime Video.

The film was shot in Spring, but has a narrative that progresses through the seasons and is split into four distinct sections accordingly.  It was, therefore, important to reflect these changes within the scenic environments in which the story is set.  Hence, much of Union’s work involved altering the seasonality. 

Director Autumn de Wilde was keen to keep as much of what had been captured in-camera as possible, so we worked hard to utilise subtle techniques to remove daffodils, add frost and snow and create Autumnal trees as the story required.  The team worked hard to come up with techniques that involved altering as little as possible, which made for a lot of detailed roto workaround leaves, branches and feathery hats; intricate work that gave a great final result that was sensitive to the photography.

In addition to seasonal changes, the work included modern-day clean up of beautifully photographed villages, country estates and landscapes, and adding candles, open fires and party-goers to stately home interiors.

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