Rodeo FX has released a VFX breakdown video highlighting the work of its artists on the film Downsizing.
For the movie, in which scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, the Montreal-based VFX studio Rodeo FX was brought on board to contribute almost 360 shots. Rodeo FX also created 285 CG assets for Leisureland, including 129 buildings.
Rodeo FX's work on this film starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz includes environment extensions, compositing, digi-doubles, CG environments, water simulations, animations, and other effects. Among the challenges faced, one of the most notable includes having to depict scale in relation to the downsized characters in the shots of the barge in Norway, creating a feeling for how small the characters were in a vast natural environment.