Director
Ridley Scott
Studio
20th Century Fox

From legendary director Ridley Scott comes the latest movie in the Alien franchise. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Atomic Arts were thrilled to be given the opportunity to join in yet another galactic adventure. We were given work on all three of the virals for the upcoming film. These viral show scenes that will not necessarily feature in the film but are bonus teasers or trailers sponsored by companies that have products that feature in the movie. 

BREAKDOWN REEL

Here is a  breakdown reel of some of the VFX work Atomic Arts worked on for Alien Covenants commercial Viral 1, 2 and 3.

PREP

Atomic's paint team were needed for some de-aging and scar removals on Michael Fassbender. This was to help him look more android like and perfect. The Digital Matte Painting behind him outside the long window was also completed by Atomic Arts. Some 3D was needed for when the silicone chip is inserted into his chest. Many of the reflections on the set were needed to embed the wide visa into the scene and dramatise the plates. 

3D

We were lucky enough to snatch a shot of the Alien in this viral. Often as you darken and grade films you lose a lot of the animation behind the scenes. Click here to see a breakdown of the animation that was in the shadows.We also animated the first glimpse of the Alien in the viral. With his fingers unfurling for the first time at the end.

UI

The Audi Quatro is a robot on the spaceship. Atomic completed the heads up display and all of the involved and animated motion graphics for this scene. 

OFFICIAL TRAILER/Viral 1: Meet Walter
OFFICIAL TRAILER/Viral 2: X Audi lunar quattro