Blending photoreal computer graphics effects with live action, Section Studios brings the post-apocalyptic vision of “Nether” (http://playnether.com/) to life in a new cinematic trailer. Directed by
Section Studios’ Charles Paek, the trailer continues the visual effects trend of merging live action with photoreal CG to bring a ruined landscape filled with demons and creatures to life. To create the devastation for the world of “Nether,” which follows a lone survivor on a harrowing journey, Paek relied heavily on his strong VFX background to pre-plan the live-action shoot. Shot in Palmdale, CA, Paek scouted and shot all of the outdoor environments in a desert setting, knowing that the ruined Chicago landscape would be added in post. The interior locations were shot at Lacey Studios, which was also used on films such as “Catch Me if You Can” and “Saw.” “Nether” is scheduled for release in 2013.